Mmmmmm! I've been in the mood for lentils lately. I'm definitely going to try this! I think I'll use tomatoes from our garden for the sauce (we barely got them in from the frost...). And I'll use coconut milk. Should be absolutely delicious!
I'm just saying... Kelley
“You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however.” - Richard Bach
So, I was a little skeptical when I first made this recipe, but oh my goodness is it good! And for about 175 calories a serving, who could complain?
Creamy Lentil Soup
1 TBSP OIL 1 CUP CHOPPED CARROTS 1 CUP CHOPPED ONION 4 CLOVES GARLIC, MINCED 1 CUP DRIED LENTILS 1/2 CUP RICE 1/2 TSP SALT 1/2 TSP CUMIN 1/2 TSP BLACK PEPPER 36 OZ BROTH, I USED CHICKEN (USE WHAT YOU HAVE) 8 OZ TOMATO SAUCE 2 CUPS MILK, I USED WHOLE MILK (THAT'S WHAT MY KIDS DRINK)
SAUTE CARROTS, ONION AND GARLIC IN OIL FOR A FEW MINUTES. ADD THE REST OF THE INGREDIENTS EXCEPT THE MILK AND SIMMER UNTIL LENTILS ARE SOFT, ABOUT 30-45 MINUTES. ADD MILK AND WARM THROUGH.
* Servings Per Recipe: 6 * Amount Per Serving * Calories: 174.8
* Total Fat: 6.2 g * Cholesterol: 6.7 mg * Sodium: 1,384.5 mg * Total Carbs: 22.6 g * Dietary Fiber: 4.6 g * Protein: 8.1 g
You could make this even lower calorie by using 1% or skim milk and by using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. I found this recipe on a site that was supposed to be about eating very cheaply (is that a word? lol) The only thing I changed was I added garlic, which I love in everything, but it could certainly be left out. It is so good. You have to try it. I'd love to hear your feedback.
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