Red Lentil Mulligatawny With Apple-Celery Salsa
photo by Dreamer in Ontario
- Ready In:
- 2⁄3 cup granny smith apple, finely chopped
- 1⁄4 cup celery, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 3 1⁄2 cups reduced-fat chicken broth (if making Vegetarian, use vegetable broth)
- 1 cup small dried red lentils
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 1 1⁄2 cups light coconut milk
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled grated
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin
- 1⁄8 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- Prepare salsa - combine salsa ingredients; cover and chill.
- Combine broth, lentils and onion in large saucepan over medium high heat; bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes or until lentils are tender.
- Remove from heat; add coconut milk, tomato paste, ginger, cumin and turmeric.
- Process soup in food processor or blender in batches until smooth.
- Return to saucepan; cover and simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in lime juice, salt & pepper.
- Ladle into soup bowls and top with apple salsa.
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Yum!, we love authentic flavors at my house and this recipe has a very spicy and authentic blended flavor. My daughter works in a health food store and proudly brought home a bag of beautiful red lentils and I had just picked some apples a few days back so this was THE recipe that called out to me and I'm super glad! Made during ZWT4.
Wow, this is really tops! The salsa was great with the soup. I strongly recommend this recipe. If you don't add extra spices, it's not too spicey for sensitive palattes (except maybe some kids). I added extra cayenne, and I thought it could use even more spice, like extra cumin? Instead of chicken broth I used vegetable broth, and unfortunately I couldn't find light coconut milk so I put in only 3/4 cups of regular. Also, since BF is not overly fond of cilantro, I put in basil instead (some of which I happened to have), which I thought was a more than adequate substitute. You could try eating this without blending it up first, but I think it's better blended. I think I'll add this to my favorites cookbook! Thanks Brooke!
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