Hearty Lentil Soup
 
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Recipe type: Soups, Salads & Sandwiches
Makes: 4 Lunch portions
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup green or brown lentils
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with liquid
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¾ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
Directions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a stockpot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onion, carrots, celery, and garlic to the pot, and sauté for 5 minutes.
  3. Raise the heat to high, and add the vegetable broth, lentils, diced tomatoes, bay leaves, thyme, pepper, and cumin.
  4. Bring the soup to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 20 minutes, or until lentils are tender. If soup is too thick, add water, ¼ cup at a time, until your desired consistency is reached.
  5. Add the kale, lemon juice, and salt to the pot, cover, and let simmer for an additional 10 minutes before serving.
Perfect Portion Hearty Lentil Soup

HELPFUL TIP: When cooking with lentils, it is recommended that you first sift through them to discard any irregular looking lentils, as they may actually be a small stone.
Serving size: ⅔ cup Calories: 100
Recipe by The Perfect Portion at https://theperfectportion.com/2016/12/hearty-lentil-soup/