Thursday, January 2, 2014

Recipe: Hearty Lentil Soup

I thought this hearty and healthy soup would make great lunches and keep me fuller longer. Yay for fiber! Lentils are great! They are low in calories and high in nutrition.

This soup also freezes well. Put in individual size containers before freezing for easy lunches :)

What you need:

2 cups dried lentils, rinsed
4 cups water
4 cups broth (beef, chicken or vegetable works fine)
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrots
1.4 cups chopped fresh parsley
4 teaspoons minced garlic (i used a lot more. LOVE garlic!)
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoons pepper
1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
15 ounces canned diced tomatoes, undrained
2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar

Step 1: Place lentils in slow cooker and cover with water.  

Step 2: Add onion, celery, carrots, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper and oregano.  

Step 3: Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.  Add tomatoes and red wine vinegar.  Heat through for 15 minutes.  

I served mine with a few slices of french bread. Enjoy!

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