Delicious Coconut Milk Lentils

Not only is this delicious dish easy on your wallet, it is gluten free, sugar-free and vegan. Add to that it’s high in protein and rich in flavor. Your body will thank you for this high energy meal that will heal and nourish your digestive track. Your stomach, your friends and your family will be grateful that you introduced them to this amazing Costa Rican dish. Muy rico!

From the Kitchen of Blue Osa

Makes 6-8 servings


10-ounce packet of uncooked lentils
1 can unsweetened coconut milk
2 garlic clovers finely chopped
1 medium onion finely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped peeled fresh ginger
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon of curry or turmeric
1/2 teaspoon coriander power
1 teaspoon salt
2 cup water
1 cup fresh cilantro chopped


1. Soak lentils over night
2. In a large pot saute onion with oil over medium heat for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally until the edges become golden
3. Add ginger and garlic, saute for 1 minute
4. Add cumin, coriander, turmeric/curry, salt and pepper, stir for 2–3 minutes
5. Add water, lentils, and coconut milk
6. Cover and allow to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
7. Add salt and pepper for taste
8. Serve hot

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