Hearty Lentil Soup

Looking to warm up your cold winter day? This delicious soup is not only easy to make, but you probably already have all the ingredients!! It taste even better the next day, which makes it perfect to take to work!

Ingredients:

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, chopped

2 carrots, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp cumin

1 tsp curry powder

1/2 tsp dry thyme

2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes

1 cup brown lentils, rinsed

4 cups vegetable broth

1 tsp salt

2 cup cabbage, kale or spinach, chopped

juice of 1 lemon

pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)

Directions:

Warm the oil in a large pot over medium heat. I know it seems like a lot of oil, but it adds a lovely richness to this recipe! Once the oil is heated, add onions and carrots and cook for 5 minutes. Add gar- lic, cumin, curry and thyme. Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add both cans of tomato along with their juices. Stir and cook for 1-2 more minutes. Add broth, lentils, salt and red pepper flakes. Raise heat and bring mixture to a boil. Then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and partially cover. Cover and cook for 25-30 minutes or until lentils are cooked through but still keep their shape. Transfer 2 cups of the soup to a blender and blend until smooth. Add back to the pot and stir in cabbage, spinach or kale. Cook for 5 more minutes or until your greens are soft.

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