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Easy Mulligatawny Soup for Two

Easy Mulligatawny Soup for Two
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 2
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 June 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

  • 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.
  • Garam masala is a savory blend of Indian spices that you can find in the spice section.

Nutrition Information

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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