Red Lentil Soup

Lentils are low in calories and are an excellent source of protein and fiber. They are a very nutritious meat alternative for vegetarians and are a great addition to any soup or a side to  any meal.

img_5558img_5562

img_5575

Red Lentil Soup

Ingredients

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 1/2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 red, yellow, green bell pepper, each, diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1 1/2 cups red lentils
  • 1 1/2 tsp Italiano seasoning
  • 1 tsp paprika

Directions

  1. In a large soup pot, heat oil over medium high heat. Add garlic and onion and saute until onions are translucent.
  2. Add carrots, celery, and peppers and saute for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add in remaining ingredients and mix together.
  4. Simmer on medium low heat for about 30 minutes or until lentils are cooked.
  5. Add more water if you want your soup a thinner consistency.
  6. Enjoy!

Tips:

  • I save my broth when I cook a chicken, to use for soup. It’s so much healthier and tastes WAY better.
  • I have also made this soup with canned diced tomatoes instead of the chicken broth and I almost want to say I liked it better. Try to choose ‘no salt added’ whenever using canned products though.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s