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Recipe: Cozy Vegetable Lentil Soup

Soups and stews make for such hearty, comforting meals. We love soup as the weather gets cooler and we’re longing for a nice, warming meal. This cozy veggie lentil soup is also great for cold and flu season. It can be blended or partially blended for a smoother consistency if you prefer a creamier texture (or if you have a sore throat). My husband says, “this soup warms the cockles.” I tend to agree, but I also think he may just like saying cockles. Try it out for yourself and let us know what you think.

Cozy Vegetable Lentil Soup

Ingredients

  • 1/2 large diced onion (1 cup)
  • 2 diced carrots (1 cup)
  • 2 diced celery stalks (3/4 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 2 cups soup mix, rinsed (*see note)
  • 4 cups reduced sodium vegetable broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 cups chopped spinach

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients (except spinach) to a pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30-40 minutes (stirring occasionally).
  4. Add chopped spinach and mix thoroughly.
  5. Enjoy!

Note: We usually use a soup mix that contains green and yellow split peas, rice, barley, and red split lentils (President’s Choice Blue Menu Soup Mix). You can use a similar soup mix or make your own by mixing and matching split peas, split lentils, canned (or cooked) beans, rice and/or barley.

© 2020 Plant Fit Meg

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