Foolproof Lentil Soup
Few foods do a better job of warming you to your core than a hearty lentil soup. Come fall, lentils are always on heavy rotation in my house - not only because they’re hearty and healthy, but they’re also affordable and easy to cook. In this lentil soup, I add toasty Indian spices, creamy coconut milk, plus kale and sweet potato for extra nutritional oomph. Feel free to follow this recipe to a T (it is a good one), or make it your own. Just be sure that you have the key components: a healthy fat, aromatic vegetables, spices, lentils, a neutral cooking liquid like stock, and a touch of acidity from citrus or vinegar to keep it bright. Within that, you can add sturdy greens, squash, root vegetables, fresh herbs or a creamy finish from coconut milk, cream or Greek yogurt. Lentil soup is what you make of it and I promise it will always satisfy.