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February 04, 2020

Healthy Recipe: Lentil Soup with Lime

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Warm up with this hearty and delicious lentil soup recipe. It’s high in fiber and full of different colors, textures, and unique flavors.

Lentil Soup with Lime – 12 servings

• 1 tablespoon of canola (or vegetable) oil
• 1 medium onion, chopped
• 1 lb. of dried lentils, washed and picked over
• 8 cups of cold water
• 1 teaspoon of salt
• ½ teaspoon of black pepper
• 1 teaspoon of dried oregano (or fresh mint), chopped
• 3 bay leaves
• ½ teaspoon of cumin
• 1 can (4 oz.) of mild green chiles, drained and chopped
• 1 chopped red bell pepper
• 1 medium carrot, trimmed, peeled, and diced
• 1/3 cup of lime juice


  1. In a large saucepan, pour in the vegetable oil and sauté the onion.
  2. Add lentils, water, salt, black pepper, mint, bay leaves, and cumin, then bring to a boil over moderate heat. Lower heat, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes. Add more water as needed.
  3. Add the green chiles, red pepper, and carrots; simmer 15 more minutes, or until the lentils are very soft.
  4. Before serving, remove and discard bay leaves and stir in the lime juice.
  5. Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutritional Information Per Serving (3/4 cup):
Calories: 160
Carbs: 26g
Protein: 10g
Sodium: 240mg
Fat: 2g
Fiber: 6.5g

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