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Spiced Vegan Lentil Soup

VANIAWONG
16Ingredients
55Minutes
380Calories
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Ingredients

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4 SERVINGS
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 white onion (or medium yellow, chopped)
  • 2 carrots (peeled and chopped)
  • 4 garlic cloves (pressed or minced)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 28 ounces diced tomatoes (drained)
  • 1 cup green lentils (or brown, picked over and rinsed)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt (more to taste)
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup collard greens (chopped fresh, or kale, tough ribs removed)
  • 1 lemon (medium, to taste)
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    Directions

    1. Warm the olive oil in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium heat. One-fourth cup olive oil may seem like a lot, but it adds a lovely richness and heartiness to this nutritious soup.
    2. Once the oil is shimmering, add the chopped onion and carrot and cook, stirring often, until the onion has softened and is turning translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, cumin, curry powder and thyme. Cook until fragrant while stirring constantly, about 30 seconds. Pour in the drained diced tomatoes and cook for a few more minutes, stirring often, in order to enhance their flavor.
    3. Pour in the lentils, broth and the water. Add 1 teaspoon salt and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Season generously with freshly ground black pepper. Raise heat and bring the mixture to a boil, then partially cover the pot and reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Cook for 30 minutes, or until the lentils are tender but still hold their shape.
    4. Transfer 2 cups of the soup to a blender. Protect your hand from steam with a tea towel placed over the lid and purée the soup until smooth. Pour the puréed soup back into the pot and add the chopped greens. Cook for 5 more minutes, or until the greens have softened to your liking.
    5. Remove the pot from heat and stir in the juice of half of a lemon. Taste and season with more salt, pepper and/or lemon juice until the flavors really sing. Serve immediately.

    NutritionView More

    380Calories
    Sodium66% DV1580mg
    Fat22% DV14g
    Protein31% DV16g
    Carbs17% DV50g
    Fiber80% DV20g
    Calories380Calories from Fat130
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat14g22%
    Saturated Fat2g10%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol
    Sodium1580mg66%
    Potassium1160mg33%
    Protein16g31%
    Calories from Fat130
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate50g17%
    Dietary Fiber20g80%
    Sugars12g24%
    Vitamin A160%
    Vitamin C90%
    Calcium10%
    Iron30%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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