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    Mexican Lentil Soup With Panela Cheese

    Mexican Lentil Soup With Panela Cheese. Photo by TasteTester

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    1 hr 15 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr

    Gabesgirl's Note:

    Not all Mexican food is fried in lard and full of fat. This is a aromatic soup seasoned with rosemary and thyme and served with Panela (a Mexican moist cheese much like Mozzarella). You can substitute with cotija cheese as well.

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    1. 1
      Heat olive oil in a large pot and sauté ham and onions until the onions are tender but not browned.
    2. 2
      Add garlic and carrots and sauté lightly for 1-2 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add water, bouillon, lentils, rosemary, thyme, black pepper and salt. Bring to a boil.
    4. 4
      Reduce heat and cover with a tight fitting lid.
    5. 5
      Cook until tender (approx 1 hour).
    6. 6
      Serve with warm corn or flour tortillas and and garnish with panela cheese.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 02, 2008


      We like to have soup often as a healthy alternative. This soup was very good -- I loved the taste of the ham and carrots -- I'll put more carrots in next time because they added such a fresh flavor to the soup. I only used 1/2 of the cheese and it turned out just to our tastes. My husband loved it and I'm making a second batch to freeze tomorrow so we can have it on hand for those busy nights. Thanks, Gabesgirl, for submitting this great recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Mexican Lentil Soup With Panela Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (266 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 183.1
    Calories from Fat 69
    Total Fat 7.7 g
    Saturated Fat 1.5 g
    Cholesterol 22.1 mg
    Sodium 672.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 13.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.1 g
    Sugars 2.0 g
    Protein 14.8 g

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    panela cheese

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