Cozy meal: Nourishing You – High Health Recipe
Vegan Hearty Lentil Soup 🌿💕🌿
Heart❤y * full of vegetables and so easy to make from scratch, this hearty lentil soup is full of protein, fiber and so much healthier than any canned soup. It’s perfect cooler weather dining and makes a great meal prep idea! *Easy 💕
Lentils. These are the main protein source in this soup. You can use either brown, orange or green lentils in the recipe. If using green lentils, you’ll need to add a few minutes of cooking time as noted in the recipe card below.
Mirepoix. The usual mix of onion, carrot and celery that makes a great flavor base, adds color and texture.
Garlic. If you don’t have fresh garlic on hand, substitute with 1 teaspoon garlic powder.
Potatoes: Organic baby gold or red are my favorite, but regular size are great too. (Optional, esp if you have any health challenges w/ colitis, Crohn’ s Disease)
Green Beans. Use fresh or frozen.
Tomatoes. Use canned for convenience or fresh if roma tomatoes are in season.
Greens. I used a packaged baby kale & spinach mix, but you can use whatever greens you like – spinach, rainbow chard, beet greens or kale.
Spices. Together the paprika, cumin and curry add a deep warming flavor that I have fallen in love with. This is a delicious combination and I know you’ll love it too! For variation, I think thyme would be a great substitution for the cumin and curry.
Parsley or cilantro & fresh lemon on top add a nice finishing touch & set the flavor 🌿💕🌿
Stovetop: Using a large pot, you’ll simply saute the onion, carrots, celery and garlic, then add the remaining ingredients, except the greens, and simmer for about 30 – 35 minutes. Last 10-15 mins of cooking add in the greens and enjoy!
Instant Pot: Add the ingredients, except the greens, to the bowl of your pressure cooker. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and set the release valve to the SEALED position. Press the MANUAL button and set the timer at 15 minutes.
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➡️ Michelle Verdugo FIT Life