Monday, January 20, 2014

Spiced Lentil and Tomato Soup

Spiced Lentil and Tomato Soup

Ok, so I do apologize in advance for another lentil recipe. We really do love lentils at the Wilkins home. Even the picky husband and tike enjoy em. It's nice too that they like them because they are little nutritional powerhouses that are packed full of protein and fiber. Not to! One of my daughter and my favorite snacks are sprouted lentils. So easy to make and tasty. I'm getting off track though....back to the recipe. It's sweet, savory, spicy. Yum. If you are a vinegar freak, drizzle some balsamic vinegar in your hot steamy tasty soup. Did I say YUM?

Spiced Lentil and Tomato Soup

4 1/2 cups vegetable broth (or chicken makes a nice substitute)
4 medium sized carrots chopped
1 medium onion chopped
2/3 cup green lentils rinsed
1 6oz can tomato paste
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes 
1 can diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried dill
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 garam masala

In a large pot combine broth, carrots, onion, and lentils. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes (or until lentils are tender). Stir in remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes. all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on medium for 4 hours. 
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