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Spiced Lentil Soup

 
Spiced Lentil Soup
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We make things "from scratch" a lot so I like things that I can make easily. We doubled the recipe and fought over the leftovers.

Yield

5

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

1

hrs

Ready

1

hrs

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
 

Ingredients

45ml olive oil
30ml butter, unsalted
1each onions
chopped
2each carrots
diced
2each celery stalks
diced
1each green bell peppers
cored, seeded and diced
1small potatoes
boiling, waxy, peeled, diced
5ml cumin
ground
5ml chili powder
pure
3.8ml allspice
ground
*
1small bay leaves
*
5each parsley sprigs
*
226.8g lentils
picked over
1.4l vegetable stock
or other stock
1x salt
*
1x black pepper
freshly ground
*

Directions

Place the olive oil, butter, and onion in a soup kettle, set over low heat and cook until the onion has softened, about 5 to 7 minutes.

Increase the heat to medium, add the carrots and stir-cook for 1 minute.

Add the celery and stir-cook for 1 minute.

Add the green pepper and stir-cook for 1 minute.

Add the diced potato, cumin, chili powder, and allspice, stir-cook for 1 minute.

Add the herb bundle, lentils, and chicken broth; bring to a boil, then boil for 1 minute.

Cover and simmer for about 1 hour, or until the lentils are tender.

The soup may be prepared in advance up to this point.

Season the soup with salt and fresh pepper to taste and discard the parsley-bay leaf bundle.

Ladle the soup into warm bowls and serve steaming hot.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

+7

about 13 years

I've had allspice in my chicken lentil stew before so I was pretty sure our family would like this one. We have all been suprised at how wonderful allspice tastes in a recipe like this and my kids said this even outranked the original recipe that my Mom's boyfriend had made. I would also rate this as fairly easy for home made soup. We make things "from scratch" a lot so I like things that I can make easily. We doubled the recipe and fought over the leftovers.

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Comments

navinindia2000
Sault Ste marie, ON, Canada
 almost 2 years ago

Great soup, simple to prepare and delicious also ideal for cold days.
navin c.

Brooklyn, United States
 11 months ago

For a prettier soup use red lentils instead of brown, and add 1 tsp of turmeric.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 464g (16.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 36537% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 972mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 13%
Dietary Fiber 16g 65%
Sugars g
Protein 38g
Vitamin A 91% Vitamin C 45%
Calcium 7% Iron 26%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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