Spicy Tomato Lentil Soup

I bought some lentils the other day because I’ve never cooked with them before and they are supposed to be quite healthy. With a trip to the beach coming up this Saturday I’m on a mission to keep the eats ultra clean this week.

I looked online and found a few different recipes, then made this based on what I had in the house. It’s quite tasty and has a good kick! If you want to tone down the spice then only use 1 dried chili pepper.

Spicy Tomato Lentil Soup

1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 dried chili peppers, chopped
1 cup lentils
1 (14.5 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes
2 cups waters
1 packet Herb Ox sodium free chicken bouillon
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried basil

Spray a saucepan with cooking spray and add the garlic. Lightly brown the garlic and add the tomatoes, chili peppers, lentils, cumin and basil to the pan along with the water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the lentils are tender.

When the lentils have softened, puree the soup in a blender. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Makes 4 servings, each:

195 calories
.5 g fat
34 g carb
15.5 g fiber (leaving 18.5 g net carb)
13.5 g protein

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