Lentil Soup

Well it seems most of the country has felt the effects of this so-called “polar-vortex“. Many places experienced record breaking low temperatures. Even here in Florida we got well below freezing last night, which doesn’t happen that often.
With all the cold weather a nice hot bowl of lentil soup is the perfect meal to warm up with.
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Lentils come in a variety of colors and are full of protein and fiber. They are inexpensive and quick cooking so they are a great item to stock up on for quick and healthy dinner recipes.Healthy Dinner Recipes | Lentil Soup | Sprightliest.com
Lentil soup is great on it’s own or serve it over brown rice for a heartier meal. I like to mix in a little sour cream with mine. For a vegetarian lentil soup substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth.Healthy Dinner Recipes | Lentil Soup | Sprightliest.com
Lentil Soup
Serves 6
Lentil soup is a quick, healthy and satisfying meal.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 Cup Dry Lentils, rinsed and sorted
  2. 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  3. 1/2 Medium Onion, chopped
  4. 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  5. 2 Carrots, shredded
  6. 14.5 Ounces Chicken Broth (or vegetable broth)
  7. 14.5 Oz Can Roasted Garlic Diced Tomatoes
  8. 1 Teaspoon Oregano
  9. 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin
  10. 1/4 Teaspoon Paprika
  11. 1/4 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  12. 1/8 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  13. Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Saute the onion for a few minutes until softened and then saute the garlic and carrots for 30 seconds.
  3. Add in the tomatoes, chicken broth and lentils.
  4. Bring to a boil on medium-high heat and reduce heat to low.
  5. Simmer on low for 20 minutes.
  6. Add in spices and continue to cook for another 5-10 minutes or until desired tenderness.
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