Makes: 6 Servings

Egyptian Red Lentil Soup

Lentils are common in Middle Eastern and Indian diets, and are popular in cuisines throughout the world. They are a good source of protein and fiber.   

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 carrots
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup lentils, red
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe

NutrientsAmount
Calories250
Total Fat4%
Saturated Fat1.5%
Cholesterol50 mg
Sodium150 mg
Total Carbohydrate10 g
Dietary Fiber5 g
Total Sugars3 g
Added Sugars included0 g
Protein16%

Directions

  1. Wash and dry produce.
  2. Measure out all ingredients.
  3. Prepare veggies by dicing carrots, sweet potato, and tomato and cutting onion into quarters.
  4. Place all ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil. Once boiled, turn the heat to medium-low to simmer for about 20-25 minutes, allowing ingredients to soften.
  5. Allow to cool for approximately 10 minutes and then carefully pour into a blender or food processor and blend until creamy.
  6. Transfer back into the pot and bring to a boil. Dilute as desired with additional vegetable stock. Be sure to add more cumin seasoning if thinning out for more flavor.
  7. Serve warm and enjoy!

Recipe Source: CommonThreads.org

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