Curried Lentil, Tomato and Coconut Soup

Serves 4


Made with Crushed Tomatoes


2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 medium onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 (2 1/2") piece ginger, peeled, finely grated

1 tablespoon medium curry powder

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

3/4 cup red lentils

1 jar Ugly Crushed Tomatoes

1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro, plus leaves with tender stems for serving

sea salt, freshly ground black pepper

1 (13.5-ounce) can unsweetened and organic coconut milk, shaken well

Lime wedges (for serving)

Photo by Epicurious

Photo by Epicurious


Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium. Cook onion, stirring often, until softened and golden brown, 8–10 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, curry powder, and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add lentils and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add Crushed Tomatoes, ½ cup cilantro, a generous pinch of salt, and 2½ cups water; season with pepper. Set aside ¼ cup coconut milk for serving and add remaining coconut milk to saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until lentils are soft but not mushy, 20–25 minutes. Season soup with more salt and pepper if needed.

To serve, divide soup among bowls. Drizzle with reserved coconut milk and top with more fresh cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Do Ahead

Soup (without toppings) can be made 3 days ahead. Let cool; cover and chill.