Hearty Lentil Soup for Winter
Winter is the perfect season for a warm and comforting bowl of hearty lentil soup. This delicious soup will not only warm you up on a chilly day but also satisfy your taste buds with its rich flavors and nutritious ingredients.
- 1 cup dried green lentils
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 carrots, diced
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 bay leaf
- 6 cups vegetable broth
- 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, carrots, and celery. Cook until they start to soften, about 5 minutes.
- Add the minced garlic, bay leaf, dried thyme, and smoked paprika. Cook for another 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Rinse the dried lentils thoroughly and add them to the pot. Pour in the vegetable broth and diced tomatoes.
- Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 25-30 minutes or until the lentils are tender.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Remove the bay leaf before serving.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
This Hearty Lentil Soup is a comforting and nutritious choice for winter meals. Packed with protein and fiber, it’s sure to keep you warm and satisfied on cold days.
Nutrition Information: Calories: 250, Fat: 2g, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 13g
Winter nights are made better with a bowl of this hearty lentil soup. It’s not just a meal; it’s a comforting experience that warms your body and soul. Share this delightful recipe with your loved ones, and let the aroma of simmering lentils fill your kitchen as you all enjoy the coziness of winter together.