Tomato and Red Lentil Soup

"Plain old tomato soup gets a boost of flavor with the addition of red lentils. Vegetarian, vegan and packed with protein. I made this for my fussy kids and they had no clue that there were lentils hidden in it!"
-- @cucinamiabynatasha
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Serves or Makes: 4

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  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 cup red lentils, soaked for 2 hours
  • 6 tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 5 basil leaves
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoon coconut milk, or more as needed


  • Step 1

    Heat oil in a pot, add onion and saute. Add garlic, coriander powder and paprika.

  • Step 2

    In the same pot, add lentils, tomatoes, basil and water. Bring to a boil and simmer, covered for 15 mins, until the lentils are soft. Add coconut milk.

  • Step 3

    Take off heat and cool. Blend and put back in the pot. Adjust taste and consistency with more coconut milk or water.

  • Step 4

    Serve with fresh herbs and toasted seeds.

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