Vegetable Lentil Soup

veggie-lentil-soup

Makes 4 (1 Cup) servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dry lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 6 cups water (divided) *can be replaced with low sodium vegetable broth*
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 1 -8 oz. package of baby bella mushrooms, rinsed
  • 1 -15 oz. can crushed tomatoes (no salt added)
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt

Directions:

  1. In medium sized sauce pan place 3 cups of water and 1 cup of lentils, place on stove top and bring to a boil. Cover tightly, reduce heat to simmer, cook for about 15-20 minutes then remove from heat when lentils appear tender.
  2. In a large pot on medium heat add olive oil, 1 cup of water, kale, onion, mushrooms, and seasonings. Cover and allow vegetables to cook down until a soft texture (about 5-6 minutes).
  3. Add seasonings, remaining water, and tomatoes; cook another 10 minutes.
  4. Once soup starts bubble, reduce heat and simmer for another 5 minutes. (This allows the flavors to blend together).
  5. Turn off heat and serve!

One of the easiest ways to ensure you are consuming a variety of nutrients is by making a soup/stew. This recipe has kale, mushrooms, tomatoes, & lentils which means it also contains vitamins- A, K, C, D, minerals- potassium, iron, folate & of course.. fiber!

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