Red Lentil Soup With A Spicy Sizzle Recipe

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Red Lentil Soup With A Spicy Sizzle
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  1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and cumin; cook for 1 minute. Add broth, lentils, bulgur, tomato paste and bay leaf; bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Cover and cook over low heat until the lentils and bulgur are very tender, 25 to 30 minutes. Discard the bay leaf.
  2. Ladle about 4 cups of the soup into a food processor and puree. Return the pureed soup to the soup pot and heat through. Stir in lemon juice and season with pepper.
  3. Just before serving, ladle the soup into bowls. Heat the remaining 4 teaspoons oil in a small skillet and stir in paprika and cayenne. Drizzle about 1/2 teaspoon of the sizzling spice mixture over each bowlful and serve immediately.
  5. Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 2. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 2 months.
  6. Tip: You can replace red lentils with brown lentils; add 1/2 cup water and simmer 40 to 45 minutes.
  8. Per serving: 218 calories; 5 g fat ( 1 g sat , 3 g mono ); 5 mg cholesterol; 31 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 15 g protein; 7 g fiber; 151 mg sodium; 406 mg potassium.
  9. Nutrition Bonus: Fiber (29% daily value), Iron (15% dv).
  10. Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  11. Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 218.08 Kcal (913 kJ)
Calories from fat 38.87 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.32g 7%
Sodium 562.57mg 23%
Potassium 686.85mg 15%
Total Carbs 30.75g 10%
Sugars 2.64g 11%
Dietary Fiber 13.21g 53%
Protein 13.14g 26%
Vitamin C 7.2mg 12%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
Calcium 58.1mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 66.62 Kcal (279 kJ)
Calories from fat 11.87 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.32g 7%
Sodium 171.85mg 23%
Potassium 209.81mg 15%
Total Carbs 9.39g 10%
Sugars 0.81g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4.03g 53%
Protein 4.01g 26%
Vitamin C 2.2mg 12%
Iron 1.1mg 20%
Calcium 17.8mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.9
  • 5

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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