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Easy Mulligatawny Soup for Two

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Easy Mulligatawny Soup for Two
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 2
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Here’s some good news if you’ve ever found yourself craving a warming bowl of Indian soup but don’t have the time or resources to make it from scratch: We’ve got a hack for that. Our painless version begins with a can of Progresso™ lentil soup, and with a few clever additions like fresh spinach, coconut milk and sweet potatoes, this dinner for two is ready in a mere 20 minutes.
Updated Jun 27, 2019

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup peeled, 1/4-inch cubed sweet potato
  • 3/4 teaspoon garam masala spice blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped gingerroot
  • 1 can (19 oz) Progresso™ lentil soup
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk (from 13.66-oz can) (not cream of coconut)
  • 1 cup lightly packed baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Lemon wedges

Steps

  • 1
    In 2-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and sweet potato; sauté 2 to 3 minutes or until potatoes just start to soften. Add garam masala, garlic and gingerroot; sauté 30 to 40 seconds or until fragrant.
  • 2
    Stir in soup and coconut milk; increase heat to medium-high. Heat to simmering; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through and slightly thickened.
  • 3
    Stir in spinach and lemon juice. Serve with cilantro and lemon wedges.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Mulligatawny soup is traditionally made with dahl, which refers to any variety of split beans. Although not limited to lentils, they are aften used when preparing this soup.
  • tip 2
    Garam masala is a savory blend of Indian spices that you can find in the spice section.

Nutrition Information

350 Calories, 17g Total Fat, 11g Protein, 39g Total Carbohydrate, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/3 Cups
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
150
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
11g
57%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
760mg
32%
Potassium
320mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
Dietary Fiber
7g
27%
Sugars
5g
Protein
11g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%
80%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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