Coconut Curry Lentils 🥥
This vegan coconut curry is going to light up your taste buds. Lentils can be a great protein source for vegans and vegetarians, especially if you pair it with a brown rice or quinoa to provide a variety of amino acids. Even if you’re a meat eater and just looking to mix up where your protein is coming from, you won’t regret this meal.
1 cup of cooked lentils offers about 18 g of protein, 40 g of carb, 16 g of fiber and only 230 calories. Lentils can help with digestion, aid in weight loss by promoting fullness in a low calorie way, and help provide stable energy for those with blood sugar concerns or diabetes. Eat up!
-2 tbsp coconut oil
-1 tbsp cumin seeds
-1 tbsp coriander seeds
-1 tbsp turmeric
-10 chopped garlic cloves
-28 oz can crushed tomatoes
-2 tbsp chopped ginger
-1 tbsp salt
-1 cup dried brown lentils
-1 tsp cayenne pepper
-3 cups water
-15 oz can coconut milk
-10-15 halved cherry tomatoes
In a large pot heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Add the cumin and coriander seeds until they start to brown, about a minute. Then add the garlic for about one more minute to heat through.
Add the crushed tomatoes, ginger, turmeric, and salt until it comes to a light boil, about five minutes. Next add the lentils as well as the cayenne pepper and water. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and let it simmer for about 35 minutes or until the lentils are soft, stirring occasionally.
When the lentils are soft, add the coconut milk and cherry tomatoes. Once the pot begins to simmer again remove it from the heat. Serve it over brown rice or quinoa and enjoy!
Side note: You can use ground coriander instead of the seeds and add it when you put the canned tomatoes in. Also consider adding cilantro at the end(as long as it doesn’t taste like soap to you 😜).
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