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Everyday Lentil Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion Chopped
  • 2 Carrots Chopped
  • 4-5 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Curry Powder
  • 1 Tsp Thyme
  • 1 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Tsp Salt optional
  • 1 28 oz Can Diced Tomatoes drained
  • 1 Cup Lentils (green or brown) rinsed and picked through
  • 4 Cups Vegetable Broth
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Kale, Collards or Swiss Chad
  • 1 Juice of 1 Lemon

Instructions

  1. Warm a large Dutch Oven pot over medium high heat. Add in a couple tablespoons of water or vegetable broth. Add in onion and carrot and cook until onion is soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add water or broth as needed to keep vegetables from sticking.

  2. Add garlic, cumin, curry powder, thyme, and crushed red pepper flakes. Stir until fragrant. Now, add the tomatoes stir to combine. 

  3. Next add the lentils, broth, water and salt. Stir to mix all the ingredients together. Bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and partially cover and allow soup to maintain a gentle simmer. Cook for 30 minutes or until lentils are tender.

  4. Remove 2 cups of soup from the pot and add to a blender. Blend until smooth and add back to the pot. Add the greens and allow to cook until greens have softened, about 5 minutes.

  5. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice. Serve in bowls and enjoy!