Lentil and Coconut Soup

Comfort food that does your body good? Yes, please!
Lentil and coconut soup from Mye Smak
It's more fun to share! This tasty lentil and coconut soup recipe from Mye Smak can easily satisfy many hungry diners

Norwegian food blogger Line Bruu from myesmak.no shares a recipe with us that is both delicious and aligns with the EAT-Lancet Planetary Health Diet.

Lentil and coconut soup

Line says: “This tasty soup is filled with healthy spices and veggies and is the perfect plant-based meal”.

The soup is even better served with naan bread, and topped with some plain plant-based (editor’s note: or dairy) yoghurt and a sprinkle of chopped chilli.

It’s the perfect dish to serve a large group of people as the ingredients can easily be doubled, and the soup tastes just as good – if not better – the day after.

Coconut lentil soup
Double the recipe for extra servings – be it for this week or next month! By refrigerating and freezing leftovers, we can reduce waste


6-8 servings

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 piece of ginger, grated
  • 2 tsp. ground coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. ground turmeric
  • ½-1 tsp. chilli powder
  • Coconut oil for frying
  • 1 can coconut milk- full fat
  • 1 can whole tomatoes
  • 2,5 dl dried red lentils, rinsed
  • 1,5 dl shredded coconut
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 5 dl water
  • 300g spinach, fresh or frozen, coarsely chopped
  • One large handful fresh coriander, chopped
  • Plain yoghurt + chopped chilli to garnish



First, fry the onion in coconut oil on medium heat until the onion is soft, but not brown. Next, add garlic and ginger and fry for three more minutes while stirring continuously. Add the dried coriander, cumin, turmeric and chilli powder and stir, then stir in the coconut milk, tomatoes, lentils, shredded coconut, water and salt. Heat it up, put the lid on and let the soup boil on medium heat for 30 minutes. Stir the soup every 5 minutes until done.

Add the spinach and let the soup boil for another 3 minutes. Taste the soup and add more salt and pepper if needed, then stir in the chopped coriander. Serve with bread, yoghurt and extra chilli if you wish. Enjoy!

Close-up coconut lentil soup
Pro tip: to make grating easier and keep it fresh for longer, store your ginger in the freezer


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