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    Mexican Style Lentil Soup

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    • on December 31, 2013

      Loved this recipe ! It was hearty and tasted just like the lentejas my mom used to make and she's from Jalisco, Mexico!

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    • on May 23, 2006

      I'm sorry, but I really wanted to be able to give this a higher rating. I made the vegetarian version of this recipe and hoped that by adding an ordinate amount of salt and pepper that it wouldn't be bland. I found that I had to keep adding and adding not only salt, but numerous spices and seasonings in order to give it any flavor at all - onion salt, garlic salt, chili powder, and yes, even cumin - anything to make it work, because I hate giving low ratings on recipes. I'm willing to admit that being an American, and a Californian to boot, my palate has been way too overstimulated over the years by Tex-Mex, so perhaps it's difficult for me to appreciate authentic Mexican cuisine. However, I think there needs to be a few more spices as well as specific salt and pepper amounts in the ingredients list in order to make this soup more flavorful.

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    • on May 22, 2006

      You are so right! Cumin has no place in most truly Mexican dishes. I love the spice, but I find that Mexican recipes written by non-Mexicans always include it in huge quantities. Any way, your lentil soup is superb, truly delicious! Thank you for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Mexican Style Lentil Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (84 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 134.5
     
    Calories from Fat 78
    58%
    Total Fat 8.6 g
    13%
    Saturated Fat 2.8 g
    14%
    Cholesterol 12.8 mg
    4%
    Sodium 159.7 mg
    6%
    Total Carbohydrate 8.9 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
    12%
    Sugars 1.6 g
    6%
    Protein 5.5 g
    11%

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