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Red Lentil Soup
Red Lentil Soup

Category: Soup | Serves: 4

(187 ratings)

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 220
Protein: 8 g
Carbs: 33 g
Fat: 4 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Sodium: 747 mg
Fiber: 6 g

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Satisfying, nutritious and delicious - an excellent choice for a meal! Serve with a spinach salad and warm crusty bread or pita.
1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, peeled and diced
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1 lb chopped tomatoes
3/4 cup red lentils
5 cups of vegetable broth
Pinch of salt and pepper
4 tbsp of low fat or fat free sour cream (optional)
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 Heat oil in a large pan or Dutch oven. Add chopped onion, carrot and garlic, and cook over low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2 Stir in cumin, coriander, chopped tomatoes and lentils. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
3 Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
4 Reduce to a medium heat and simmer gently for 25-30 minutes or until lentils are soft. Add salt and pepper to taste.
5 Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes. Pour into a blender or food processor and blend/process until smooth.
6 Return to pan and reheat gently. Garnish with a spoonful of sour cream, if using, and some fresh cilantro.

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(187 ratings)
Lovely soup
Reviewed By: Diet.com Member
The whole family enjoyed this recipe. The tomatoe and red lentils just compliment each other so well. It was very ...
Jul 21, 2013
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