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Red Lentil Vegetable Soup

I like using lots of different spices in soups to add extra warmth.
Course Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 155 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 leek tender white and pale green parts only, thoroughly washed and finely chopped
  • 2 carrots finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 2 zucchini finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes I used fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 cup lentils rinsed and picked through for stones
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 bunch kale chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add onion and leek and cook until softened. Add carrots, celery, garlic, zucchini, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, and turmeric. Cook for 3-4 minutes to develop flavor, being sure to stir to prevent sticking at the bottom of the pot. Add tomatoes, lentils, cilantro and vegetable stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until lentils are soft, 25-30 minutes. Add chopped kale and cook just until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Nutrition Facts
Red Lentil Vegetable Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 155 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Sodium 732mg 31%
Potassium 548mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 5g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 82%
Vitamin C 30.2%
Calcium 5.7%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.