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Mexican Lentil Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Mexican Lentil Soup recipe? Learn how to make Mexican Lentil Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by firestorm72

Makes 12 servings



Stole from Budgetbytes.blogspot.com (left a couple of things off as I did not have on hand.

Recipe Ingredients for Mexican Lentil Soup

2 cups dry red lentils
1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion
3 stalks celery
4 cloves garlic
4 cups water
28 oz. Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 fruit+2"+dia lime

Recipe Directions for Mexican Lentil Soup

  1. In a medium pot, bring the 2 cups of lentils and 4 cups of water to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, turn off the heat and let sit with a lid on for about 20 minutes.

  2. While the lentils are cooking, begin the stew. Finely dice the onions and cook over medium heat in 2 Tbsp of olive oil. While the onions begin to cook, finely dice the garlic and add to the pot. While the onions and garlic cook, finely chop the celery and then add to the pot.

  3. Cook the onions, garlic and celery until they are soft but not brown. Add the cans of diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, turmeric, cumin, chili powder and the hot sauce. Continue to cook over medium heat until hot.

  4. At this point, the lentils should have absorbed the water and become soft. Add the lentils and any remaining water to the soup mixture. Stir well and slightly mash using the back of your spoon.

  5. Once the entire mixture is hot, add a handful of chopped cilantro and taste test to see if you want any more heat (hot sauce) or salt and pepper.

  6. You can either add the juice of lime to the pot or serve the bowls of stew with a wedge of lime. I like the wedge of lime because it makes for a pretty presentation and that way people can choose whether or not they want it.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 198.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
146
Calories from Fat
14
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.6g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
151mg
6%
Potassium
347mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
24.2g
8%
Dietary Fiber
10.7g
43%
Sugars
3.2g
Protein
9.0g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 4% Iron 16%
* 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
  • Very 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 C
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