Lively Up Yourself Lentil Soup Recipe (101 Cookbooks) Recipe

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Submitted by zarfer

Makes 9 servings



I've found that French green lentils and black beluga lentils hold their shape nicely - they don't go to mush in the pot. I sometimes used fire-roasted organic crushed tomatoes, they lend a lovely deep smoky flavor to whatever you use them in. If you come across them, give them a try in this soup. If not, regular crushed tomatoes are just fine. Can't find greek yogurt, no problem - just use whole plain yogurt. Vegans can skip the yogurt entirely and finish the soup with a generous drizzle of good olive oil instead. And just a reminder, this makes a nice big pot of soup, so use a large pot - I eat the leftovers all week.

Recipe Ingredients for Lively Up Yourself Lentil Soup Recipe (101 cookbooks)

2 cups green lentils
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
28 ounce can tomatoes
2 cups water
3 cups chard

Recipe Directions for Lively Up Yourself Lentil Soup Recipe (101 cookbooks)

  1. Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a large saucepan, add the lentils, and cook for about 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain and set aside.

  2. While the lentils are cooking, make the saffron yogurt by combining the saffron threads and boiling water in a tiny cup. Let the saffron steep for a few minutes. Now stir the saffron along with the liquid into the yogurt. Mix in the salt and set aside.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a heavy soup pot over medium heat, then add the onion and salt and saute until tender, a couple minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, lentils, and water and continue cooking for a few more minutes, letting the soup come back up to a simmer. Stir in the chopped greens, and wait another minute. Taste and adjust the seasoning if need be. Ladle into bowls, and serve with a dollop of the saffron yogurt.

Categories

Beans, Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 214.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.0g
3%
Saturated Fat
0.3g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
465mg
19%
Potassium
478mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
31.9g
11%
Dietary Fiber
14.9g
60%
Sugars
4.5g
Protein
12.1g
Vitamin A 22% Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 5% Iron 21%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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