Thai Lentil Soup

A tasty and hearty soup with a little kick, enjoy.

1 T. Olive Oil

1 Lg. onion, chopped

2 tsp. garlic, minced

2 tsp. paprika

2 tsp. coriander

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. red chili paste

1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes

1 135 oz can coconut milk

4 1/2 cups water

2 1/2 cups red lentils (rinsed)

2 tsp. lime juice

2 or 3 scallions, thinly sliced for garnish

salt to taste

  1. In large pot, saute onions in olive oil until translucent. Add garlic, paprika, coriander, red chili paste, chili flakes, and salt. Saute for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Add coconut milk and water. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add lentils. Simmer 20-25 min.,stirring frequently or the lentils will stick to the pan. Simmer until lentils are soft and soup has thickened.
  4. Add the lime juice and garnish with scallions.