Simple Lentil Soup

This has to be one of my favorite soups. It is filling and simple to make. The addition of coconut milk makes it extra special.

lentil soup
Photo by Mollie AKA thsntht


  • 1 cup brown lentils
  • 1 13.5 oz can of coconut milk
  • 2 tbs  minced garlic
  • 2tbs minced ginger
  • ½ cup diced onions
  • Water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish


  • Rinse the lentils
  • In a medium pot combine all ingredients and add 3 cups of cold water
  • Bring to a boil and watch carefully as it can overflow. Once it gets to a boil lower heat, put the lid on the pot.
  • Simmer gently for an hour, adding water if it gets too thick. Cook a little more if the lentils are not soft enough.
  • Check for seasoning and garnish with cilantro, if using.
  • Serve with crackers or bread for a filling meal.

Variations: You can add carrots, spinach, cabbage or any other vegetables as desired.

Photo by Jennifer Causey