A curried red lentil soup that uses seven real food ingredients and is ready in 30 minutes, making it a healthy weeknight dinner option.
How fast do you think it would take to make a curried red lentil soup from scratch? Even if you are a slow chopper, it’s only 30 minutes, max.
And how complicated? The original recipe called for just four ingredients. I don’t know why it continues to amaze me that simple, real food can taste so amazing.
I’m not sure where I got the original recipe, but it seriously calls for just these four ingredients. Which of course I couldn’t leave alone. How could we have a soup without onions or garlic? And think of the boost nutritionally it would get from using chicken bone broth instead of plain water?
So my adaptation calls for seven ingredients (do we need to count a bit of oil and salt?), which is still pretty simple, you have to admit.
The flavor is all good curry-ness, and you can make it spicy by adding hot curry (or a bit of cayenne if using regular curry powder). And it’s surprisingly hearty for being a meatless dish, Brian thought I should bottle it and sell it as a weight-loss plan because it was so filling!