Try this smooth, filling soup. The lentils provide slow-digesting carbohydrates, protein and fiber, so this soup will keep you satisfied for hours. The soluble fiber in lentils can help lower cholesterol, too!
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- 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
- 2-6 garlic cloves, diced
- 3 ribs celery, chopped (3/4 cup)
- 3 carrots, chopped
- 2 cups red lentils
- 7-8 cups vegetable broth or water
- 1 large can pumpkin (no sugar)
- ¼ teaspoon dried marjoram
- ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
- Lots of Tabasco
- Combine onion, garlic, celery, carrots, lentils and broth or water in a soup pot. Bring to a boil.
- Lower heat and simmer, covered, 30 minutes or until vegetables are soft and lentils have turned to mush.
- Add pumpkin and spices and simmer until all is blended.
- Add Tabasco to taste.
Makes 8-10 Servings
- Calories: 180
- Fat: 0 grams
- Saturated Fat: 0 grams
- Sodium: 135 mg
- Protein: 11 gram
- Carbohydrate: 33 grams
- Sugars: 7 gram
- Dietary fiber: 7 grams
Source: Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn