It’s getting so cold now that my food cravings are for hot and savory meals. Last night I pulled out my crockpot and threw together a very simple but flavorful spicy red lentil soup. I let the ingredients cook slowly overnight, and I enjoyed a delicious hot soup for lunch today. This recipe contains quite a few ingredients but it really is fast and easy to prepare.
What you’ll need:
1/2 cup dried red lentils
4 cups organic low-sodium chicken broth
400g diced tomatoes with green peppers, celery, and onion
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 small onion, sliced
2 small carrots, sliced
1 medium orange sweet potato, chopped
1/4 cup Thai Yellow Curry paste (add red pepper flakes, or use a spicier curry paste if you desire more spice)
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (optional)
1/2 cup cilantro – loosely chopped
Rinse and clean lentils. Combine all ingredients except yogurt and cilantro in a 4-5 liter crock pot and cook, covered, on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 4 hours. Season to taste and garnish with yogurt and cilantro.