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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 143.0
  • Total Fat: 3.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 415.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.9 g
  • Protein: 8.0 g

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Lively Lentil Soup

Submitted by: MADEMCHE

Introduction

from 101cookbooks.com from 101cookbooks.com
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    2 cups black beluga lentils (or green French lentils), picked over and rinsed
    1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    1 large onion, chopped
    1 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
    1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
    2 cups water
    3 cups of a big leafy green (chard, kale, etc), rinsed well, deveined, finely chopped

Directions

Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a large saucepan, add the lentils, and cook for about 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a heavy soup pot over medium heat, then add the onion and salt and saute until tender, a couple minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, lentils, and water and continue cooking for a few more minutes, letting the soup come back up to a simmer. Stir in the chopped greens, and wait another minute. Taste and adjust the seasoning if need be. Ladle into bowls, and serve.

Variations:

- You can serve it with a poached egg on top,
- or crunchy, fried shallots,
- with a drizzle of chive infused cream,
- or with chunks of tiny pan-fried butternut squash cubes.

- Make a thicker version by using just a bit of water, and then spoon it over an omelette in the morning.

- Have some cooked farro or wheat berries around? Toss some in. Millet might be good too.

- You can finish the soup by adding your favorite spices or spice blends. Smoked paprika, crushed chiles, toasted cumin, would all work nicely.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MADEMCHE.






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