Spicy Red Lentil Soup

Jannine Myers

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.

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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

Directions:

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.