On a cold rainy day, there’s nothing better than a hot bowl of soup to warm up the body. This coconut curry soup was one of the first ones I made when starting to eat plant based. It’s flavourful, filling, and provides the body with plenty of nutrients. Most importantly it’s kid approved in my house and Mattias will eat two bowlfuls for dinner!
A great thing about this soup is it can be made in ahead of time and simmer all day until ready to serve. It can also be doubled and frozen for quick weeknight meals. Toppings like golden raisins, chopped cashews, crushed red peppers or sriracha can be added to each individual bowl depending on what you prefer.
I hope you enjoy this delicious soup as much as my family does!
- 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1 Yellow or Red Onion, finely diced
- 2 large Carrots, diced into ½ inch pieces
- 4-6 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 2 tbsp Curry Powder
- 1 tbsp Fresh Ginger, minced or 1 tsp Ginger Powder
- 5 cups Vegetable Broth or Water
- 2 cups Coconut Milk or 400ml can
- 1 cup Dried Red Lentils
- 1 cup Dried Yellow or Green Spit Peas
- 2 Tomatoes, diced
- 1 cup Kale or Spinach, finely chopped
- ½ cup Cilantro, chopped
- 2 Green Onion Stalks, thinly sliced
- Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
- golden raisins, chopped cashews, crushed red peppers, or sriracha sauce
- In a large pot add the coconut oil and onions, cook on medium low heat for a few minutes until onions are translucent.
- Add the diced carrots, minced garlic, curry powder and ginger. Cook while stirring for another minute.
- Add the vegetable broth or water, coconut milk, red lentils, split peas, and tomatoes to the pot. Stir well.
- Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to a simmer for a minimum 30 minutes, or longer to allow the flavours to develop.
- Stir in kale, cilantro, and green onions about 5 minutes before serving. Add sea salt and pepper to taste.
- Add a few golden raisins to your bowl to add a hint of sweetness, top with some cashew pieces to add a nice crunch, and top with sriracha or crushed red peppers to make a spicy version.