"Lentil Curry in a Hurry"- Quick Red Lentil Curry Soup with Coconut Milk Drizzle
The beauty of having a Trader Joe’s, well three TJ’s locations within walking distance to my apartment is that I have access to quick-fix ingredients that can easily be transformed into a hearty meal.
While at TJ’s this week, I grabbed their ready-made mire poix and a bag of their red lentils and figured I’d make something up while I was in the kitchen.  After taking a glance around my pantry and fridge, I was able to concoct this flavorful soup!
What You Need:
2 Tbs. Olive Oil
1 1/4 Cup Red Lentils, picked through for stones and rinsed
4 Cups of Mire Poix (mixture of carrots, celery, onion, chopped)
1 Cup Sliced Cherry Tomatoes
5 1/2 Cups Water
1 1/2 Tbs. Red Curry Paste
Salt to taste
Coconut Milk, optional
Cilantro, optional
1. Set a large pot over medium heat, add olive oil.  Toss in the mire poix and saute until the onions become translucent.  Add a big pinch of salt.
2. Add in the lentils and stir to coat the lentils in the olive oil and vegetable mixture.  Pour in the 5 1/2 cups of water and cherry tomatoes.  Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 25 minutes.
3. Stir the pot occasionally to help break down the lentils and keep the bottom from sticking.  Spoon a little broth into a small bowl with the curry paste, stir and pour curry mixture into the pot.  Stir to combine.  Taste for seasoning.  If the soup seems a little watery, continue to let it simmer until it reduces to your liking.
4. Before serving, add chopped cilantro and a drizzle of coconut milk on top of each serving.

"Lentil Curry in a Hurry"- Quick Red Lentil Curry Soup with Coconut Milk Drizzle

The beauty of having a Trader Joe’s, well three TJ’s locations within walking distance to my apartment is that I have access to quick-fix ingredients that can easily be transformed into a hearty meal.

While at TJ’s this week, I grabbed their ready-made mire poix and a bag of their red lentils and figured I’d make something up while I was in the kitchen.  After taking a glance around my pantry and fridge, I was able to concoct this flavorful soup!

What You Need:

2 Tbs. Olive Oil

1 1/4 Cup Red Lentils, picked through for stones and rinsed

4 Cups of Mire Poix (mixture of carrots, celery, onion, chopped)

1 Cup Sliced Cherry Tomatoes

5 1/2 Cups Water

1 1/2 Tbs. Red Curry Paste

Salt to taste

Coconut Milk, optional

Cilantro, optional

1. Set a large pot over medium heat, add olive oil.  Toss in the mire poix and saute until the onions become translucent.  Add a big pinch of salt.

2. Add in the lentils and stir to coat the lentils in the olive oil and vegetable mixture.  Pour in the 5 1/2 cups of water and cherry tomatoes.  Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 25 minutes.

3. Stir the pot occasionally to help break down the lentils and keep the bottom from sticking.  Spoon a little broth into a small bowl with the curry paste, stir and pour curry mixture into the pot.  Stir to combine.  Taste for seasoning.  If the soup seems a little watery, continue to let it simmer until it reduces to your liking.

4. Before serving, add chopped cilantro and a drizzle of coconut milk on top of each serving.

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    omg yum. i need to try this
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    Yesyesyes. All of the soup.
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    totally making a version of this tonight….!
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