These Coconut and Curry Lentils have a slight sweetness with a kick from the spices. This is a great meal packed full of good protein!
Lentils- kind of a scary food for some people. After all, we don’t typically encounter them on a daily basis. This is a shame though because they are so good for you and are a great base to any meal. Therefore, in the spirit of pre-Italy dieting, I embarked on my lentils mission!
These lentils are so delicious. The coconut milk gives them a slight sweetness while the spices give it a nice kick. It is the perfect lunch or dinner for any time of the year.
One thing I did learn about lentils though is that they are hard to photograph! I spent some time trying to get them to look just right. Thank goodness for Pinterest in giving me ideas on how others managed to photograph them! I even had my little friend helping me.
I have so many pictures of Hudson on my camera! Whenever I am photographing food he is always right there next to me! One of these days I’ll have to post some of the many I have.
I hope you enjoy these lentils. They are a great, protein packed meal that is super healthy for you. No guilt needed here!
Prep Time 35 minutes, Serves 4
- 2 cups dried green lentils, rinsed
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp curry powder
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 400ml can coconut milk
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- In a pot, cook dried lentils according to package instructions.
- Meanwhile, in a saucepan on medium heat, warm olive oil. Once heated add diced onions to the pan. Saute onions until they are beginning to soften, about 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add minced garlic to the pan and saute an additional 3-4 minutes until garlic is softened and fragrant.
- To the pan add diced tomatoes and all spices. Stir well. Add shaken coconut milk and broth to the pan and heat to a simmer.
- When the lentils are done cooking, add them to the saucepan. Simmer lentils in sauce about 5 to 10 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
- Serve over rice if desired.