Lentil Soup (Low fat Comfort)
IntroductionLentils 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!
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
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
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.
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.
Serving Size: Makes 8 1 Cup Servings
Number of Servings: 8
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SOPHIERADIANT.
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