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Spiced Lentil and Sweet Corn Chowder

Hearty red lentil sweet corn chowder with it's uplifiting and fiery southwestern spices and coconut milk make an incredibly healing, satisfying and flavoruful vegan soup. Packed with protein and fibre, this easy one pot dish is perfect for all seasons.



Ingredients | Serves 4

Olive oil

1/2 red onion

1/2 jalepeño pepper minced (optional - but oh so good)

2 x garlic cloves crushed

1 tbs ground cumin

1 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp oregano

2-3 cups vegetable broth

1 cut coconut milk

1 cup ale (or another cup of broth)

1 1/2 cups split red lentils (rinsed)

1 cups diced tomatoes

1 cup sweet corn kernels

1 tbsp cayenne pepper, hot sauce to taste

Salt & pepper to taste


Toppings (optional - but again oh so good)

Coriander

Spring onions

Cayenne pepper/hot sauce

Diced avocado

Coconut yoghurt


Method

Heat olive oil in pan. Add onion and jalepeño and sauce until softened (about 5 mins) Add garlic and oregano for another minute until fragrant

Add 2 x cups broth, coconut milk, beer (or another cup of broth) and lentils. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Add the sweet corn and tomatoes and continue simmering until lentils are cooked. Add more broth as needed if it becomes too thick.

Serve with your toppings of choice. Coriander, spring onion, cayenne or hot sauce, avocado, yoghurt

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