Posts Tagged ‘Lent’
Green-Lentil Soup is a delicious Italian-style vegetable soup recipe. Key ingredients include: Dried lentils, chard, spinach, onion, broccoli, scallions, potatoes, jalapeno peppers and Feta cheese. It is seasoned well and simmered on the stove. This could be a great option for Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations and/or your Lenten meal rotation. It is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (7 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes (8) servings with a (1-2/3) cup serving size. Green-Lentil Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 1-1/2 Hours.
Total Time: 1-3/4 Hours.
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil (+ more for garnish)
2 large yellow onions, chopped
1-1/4 tsp salt, divided
2 tbsp + 4 cups water, divided
1 cup dried green lentils
8 large green chard leaves
1 medium-size Yukon Gold potato, scrubbed
12 cups gently packed spinach (about 10 oz),
tough stems trimmed and discarded
4 scallions, cut into 1″ pieces
5 cups vegetable broth,
store-bought or homemade
2 cups chopped fresh broccoli
1 tbsp cumin seed, lightly toasted and ground
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
1/2 jalapeño pepper, minced
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 tbsp, (freshly squeezed), lemon juice
or more to taste
Crumbled Feta cheese for garnish
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