Coconut Curried Lentils {Dairy Free + Gluten Free}

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Coconut Curried Lentils {Dairy Free + Gluten Free}

A big pot of coconut curried lentils will warm you up and fill you with all the essential nutrients

  • Fiber
  • Protein
  • Iron
  • Folic Acid
  • Magnesium
  • Folic Acid
  • Polyphenols

The creamy coconut milk tones down the spice, while the greens and sweet potato take the nutrient rich profile to the next level. My family will eat this for days! They are fantastic served alone, over a bed of organic basmati rice/cauli rice, or in a make shift budda bowl with an animal protein, roasted broccoli, and avocado. Just add more or less curry powder depending on your level of heat preference.

Although soaking is not required for the lentils i purchase, soaking+sprouting helps reduce the anti nutrients found in legumes = higher nutrient absorption + digestion. If you don’t want to bother sprouting your own here are some you can purchase.

Tag us @thrivalnutrition when you make your own coconut curried lentils, and let us know how you enjoy them!

Coconut Curried Lentils


  • 2 Cups Dried Lentils Brown or Green, Organic
  • 1 Sweet Potato Cut into cubes
  • 1 Onion Diced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 Can Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes Muir Glenn
  • 1 Cup Coconut Milk Full Fat
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Curry Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 Cups Spinach or Kale Chopped, Stems Removed
  • Salt To Taste
  • Pepper To Taste


  • In a saucepan (I prefer dutch oven), heat olive oil
  • Stir in sweet potato+ onion till translucent.
  • Stir in fresh garlic.
  • Add 6 cups of warm water and wait till it boils
  • Add lentils, curry, salt +pepper (and kale)and cover for 15-20 min.
  • Stir in spinach, coconut milk, and tomatoes. Let simmer for another 5 minutes
  • Feel free to add more or less spice depending on your desired level of heat.
Michelle Thomason

Michelle Thomason is the executive assistant of Thrival Nutrition. She lives in Austin, TX with her husband + two kids. She loves to be in the kitchen creating delicious wholesome meals for her family!