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Curried Red Lentil Soup with Shitake Mushrooms

Curried Red Lentil Soup with Shitake Mushrooms

Let’s talk Shitake Mushrooms: according to WH foods, the compounds lentinan and its fellow beta-glucans have received special research attention for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties within the digestive tract and in whole body metabolism involving a variety of different body systems. They are also (especially for their size) impressive source of copper, pantothenic acid & zinc. Combined with prebiotic fiber from Red Lentils, creamy coconut milk & warm spices , this soup is a gut-health and immune system boosting comfort food worthy of special attention. Reference:

Course Soup
Keyword Coconut Milk, Lentil, Turmeric, Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Sarah Ferreira


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 medium carrots diced
  • 1 medium onion sliced thin
  • 1 tsp curry paste
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2.75 cups red lentils dry
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 cans coconut milk 13.5 fluid oz cans
  • 5 ounce Shitake mushrooms chopped roughly


  1. Heat oil over stovetop in stock pot over medium heat.

  2. Add prepared carrots & onions to pan.

  3. Saute for 5-7 minutes until onions & carrots tender.

  4. Add red lentils, vegetable broth & coconut milk.

  5. Simmer for 30 minutes.

  6. Add Shitake mushrooms at the end of cooking time for 8-10 minutes.

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About Sarah Ferreira

Sarah Ferreira,MS,MPH,RD,CDN,CNSC,IFNCP,CHWC is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with complementary certification as an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner and Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She is the owner of Mindfully Nourished Solutions, where she uses a whole-person, whole-food approach to explore the impact of nutrition on mood and cognition. Her individualized approach integrates an assessment of nutritional, genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors into a collaborative nutrition care plan using cutting-edge research designed to facilitate meaningful and restorative changes based around client goals and priorities.

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