Spicy Lentil and Coconut Soup

Lentils come in many different colors, but my favourite ones to cook with are red lentils. they cook rather quickly and can easily thicken any sauce or soup with their creamy texture and subtle flavour.

The health benefits of lentils are endless. They are a high source of protein, full of dietary fibre, folate, and iron.  Lentils also have a low-glycemic index, which means that they release their energy slowly making you feel fuller longer.

These tiny legumes are sometimes eaten superstitiously on New Years Eve by people wishing to be prosperous with money in the new year, but today I will eat them because they’re tasty and they’re good for you, simple as that!

So in honor of our little friend I decided to try out a recipe by chef Marcus Samuelsson, and I have to say it turned out way better than I had expected! It’s the perfect soup for cold weather. The spices heat you up and the richness of it is so wonderfully comforting.

Just follow the link below to view the recipe:

http://marcussamuelsson.com/recipes/spiced-coconut-lentil-soup-recipe

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s