Spicy Lentil Soup

I admit it.  I love, love, love lentils.  These tiny little legumes that feel so buttery soft between your fingers are powerhouses of protein, fiber and iron.  They’re a very versatile ingredient that can be used in soups, salads and appetizers.

Spicy Lentil Soup 1

Spicy Lentil Soup

3 C lentils, cooked
3 C vegetable broth + more for saute
1 C onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 t salt
2 t cumin
2 t chili powder
1 C crushed tomatoes
¼ C jalapenos, chopped (to taste)
Note: if using sliced jalapenos, you can leave them whole

Cook lentils according to package directions.

Cook onions with garlic, using a little vegetable broth, until very tender, then add to lentils with spices, jalapenos and tomatoes.

Bring to a boil until a little frothy, then simmer about 15 minutes and serve hot. 

Makes about 8 servings.


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 )


Connecting to %s