Lentil Soup (Low fat Comfort)

Lentil Soup (Low fat Comfort)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 140.9
  • Total Fat: 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 587.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.1 g
  • Protein: 7.9 g

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Introduction

Lentils are naturally low in fat and high in fiber, this recipe is a great Vegetarian comfort food and makes the perfect year round lunch! Lentils are naturally low in fat and high in fiber, this recipe is a great Vegetarian comfort food and makes the perfect year round lunch!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    Cook Time: 30 minutes

    Total Time: 30 minutes

    Ingredients:

    2 tsp canola oil
    1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
    1 large celery stalk, diced
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 tbsp ground cumin
    1 tbsp chili powder
    1 cup green lentils, rinsed and picked through
    2 15-ounce cans reduced-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
    1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
    4 cups fat-free, low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
    Preparation:

    In a large pot, heat oil on medium heat. Sauté onions, celery, and garlic until softened, about 4-5 minutes. Sprinkle cumin and chili powder, cook for 1 minute until fragrant. Add lentils, black beans, tomatoes and broth. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 25 minutes, or until lentils are tender.
    Serves 8

Tips

For better lentils be sure to Rinse them in cool water first, PIckingout any traces of sand or debri and any shrivled lentils.

Note* Older Lentils take longer to cook, do not mix old and new lentils.

Many might prefer to soak their lentils for a 10-15 minuets Prior to cooking them to ensure they are tender all the way through.


Directions

In a large pot, heat oil on medium heat. Sauté onions, celery, and garlic until softened, about 4-5 minutes. Sprinkle cumin and chili powder, cook for 1 minute until fragrant. Add lentils, black beans, tomatoes and broth. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 25 minutes, or until lentils are tender.
Serves 8

Serving Size: Makes 8 1 Cup Servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SOPHIERADIANT.

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