Hearty Lentil & Vegetable Soup: Cozy & Nutritious



Hearty Lentil & Vegetable Soup: Cozy & Nutritious

Warm up your soul and nourish your body with our Hearty Lentil & Vegetable Soup. This delightful and nutrient-packed soup is the perfect comfort food for chilly days. Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight dinner or a satisfying lunch, this recipe has you covered.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried green lentils
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped spinach
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, and celery. Sauté until the vegetables are tender.
  2. Add the garlic, cumin, paprika, thyme, salt, and pepper. Cook for another 2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Rinse the lentils and add them to the pot. Pour in the vegetable broth and diced tomatoes with their juices. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let the soup simmer for about 25-30 minutes or until the lentils are cooked through.
  5. Stir in the chopped spinach and lemon juice. Cook for an additional 5 minutes until the spinach is wilted.
  6. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  7. Serve the soup hot and enjoy the cozy flavors!

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yields: 6 servings

A hearty and wholesome lentil soup brimming with vegetables and warm spices, perfect for a comforting meal.

Nutrition information: (Per serving) Calories: 220 | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 3.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 6g

Indulge in the goodness of this Hearty Lentil & Vegetable Soup, packed with nutrients and flavors that will keep you coming back for more. It’s a bowl of comfort that not only satisfies your taste buds but also provides essential vitamins and minerals. This soup brings together the earthiness of lentils, the vibrant colors of assorted vegetables, and a harmonious blend of spices that warm you up from the inside out. Whether you’re curled up by the fireplace or looking for a nourishing meal after a long day, this soup fits the bill. So, gather your ingredients, follow the simple steps, and treat yourself to a cozy and nutritious delight that’s as easy to make as it is delightful to savor.

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