Lentil Tomato Soup from Taste of Home

Recipe by Crafty Lady 13
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large saucepan, combine the water, carrots, onion and lentils; brng to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until vegetables and lentils are tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  • You can add one, two or all three of the options listed below:
  • Punch up the protein. Meat-eaters won't get the health benefits of this soup unless they eat it. Add 1/2 lb. sliced cooked turkey sausage to satisfy them.
  • Adding kale, a true superfood, can keep your immune system strong. Add 3 cups of chopped fresh kale in the last 5 mintues of cooking to turn this into a super soup.
  • Go spicy. If you are felled by a cold, add a sinus-clearning kick with 3/4 teaspoons of garam masala, an Indian spice blend found at supermarkets. It' typically made from cardamom, cloves, mace, cinnamon, cumin, fennel, pepper and fenugreek. It comes with iffering heat levels, so ask for a spicy one.
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