Recipe: Curried Red Lentil Soup
As we recently discussed in our article, Lentils Found to Reduce High Blood Pressure, studies have found that lentils can help diminish high blood pressure and reverse age-related decline in blood vessel health.
So today, we’re sharing a simple and delicious lentil soup recipe that’s sure to be a hit.
Vegan, Gluten and Dairy-Free One-Pot Lentil Curry Soup
The plant-based recipe is courtesy of Melissa Groves, registered dietitian and owner of Avocado Grove Nutrition & Wellness.
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She says, I love lentils because they are an extremely affordable source of plant-based protein, and they cook quicker than any other legume. They’re high in iron, making them a great addition to any plant-based diet, and high in fiber, making them a heart healthy choice for everyone.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 cup carrots, diced
- 2 cups red lentils
- 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- In a large stockpot, saut the onion in the olive oil over medium-high heat and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add the carrots, and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
- Add the tomatoes, 8 cups of water, lentils, and curry powder. Cover and turn down heat to medium-low. Simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, until lentils are soft.
- Stir in the spinach, salt, and lemon juice, until spinach is wilted.
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Yield: 12 cups
Nutrition information per serving: 170 calories; 2.9 g total fat (0.4 g sat); 0 mg cholesterol; 129 mg sodium; 27.7 g total carbohydrates; 11.8 g fiber; 4.9 g sugar; 9.8 g protein; 43 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 687 mg potassium.
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