This soup is absolutely delicious and is one of those soups that tastes even better the next day.
Lemongrass oil is used to support healthy digestion and ease occasional stomach discomfort. Lemongrass essential oil tones and purifies the skin, promotes healthy circulation, and helps support the health of the nervous system.
Coconut lemongrass red lentil soup
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 large onions, peeled and chopped
4 cloves garlic finely chopped or pressed
1 tablespoons fresh ginger root, minced
1–2 drops Lemongrass oil
4 tablespoons tomato paste
4 carrots, peeled and chopped
4 tablespoons curry powder
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
8 cups vegetable broth
2 cans coconut milk
4 cups fresh tomatoes, chopped
3 cups dried red lentils
4–6 handfuls baby spinach
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat coconut oil over medium heat; add onion, garlic, and fresh ginger.
Cook until onion is translucent then add carrots and sauté five to seven minutes
Add tomato paste, curry powder, and red pepper flakes
Cook for another one to two minutes stirring constantly until all vegetables are coated and flavors combined.
Add vegetable broth, coconut milk, diced tomatoes, and lentils.
Cover and bring to a boil on medium high heat; reduce to simmer (low heat).
Add Lemongrass oil and cook for approx. 30 minutes until lentils are cooked through.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add spinach and stir until wilted.
Garnish with one tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
optional: Add some crusty hot bread for an extra treat. It is warm and satisfying and perfect all year long.
Let us know how you get on ;)