Hearty Lentil Soup
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- 1 cup of dried green lentils
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 2 celery stalks, sliced
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 6 cups of vegetable broth
- 1 can (14 oz) of diced tomatoes
- 1 tsp of ground cumin
- 1 tsp of paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp of olive oil
- Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
- Add the diced onion, carrots, and celery. Sauté for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are softened.
- Stir in the minced garlic, ground cumin, and paprika. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
- Add the dried lentils, vegetable broth, and diced tomatoes with their juices to the pot. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 25-30 minutes, or until the lentils are tender.
- Serve hot and garnish with fresh parsley if desired.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Yields: 6 servings
Enjoy a hearty and nutritious bowl of lentil soup packed with fiber and flavor. This soup is perfect for a chilly day and is sure to satisfy your taste buds.
Nutritional information (per serving): Calories – 220, Protein – 10g, Carbohydrates – 35g, Fat – 5g
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