Southwestern Vegetarian Lentil Soup Recipe

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Southwestern Vegetarian Lentil Soup
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  1. In a large pot, heat oil, sauté onion, carrot, and jalapeno, until soft, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and spices and sauté 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in water or broth and scrape any spices that stuck to the pan.
  4. Stir in green chilies and lentils. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, for about 40 minutes until lentils are tender.
  5. Uncover and stir in bouillon cubes, if using, and sugar.
  6. Stir in spinach, zucchini, corn and olives. Bring to a boil and cook until zucchini is tender about 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat, stir in tomatoes, lime or lemon juice and salt to taste.
  8. Serve with desired toppings.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 220.78 Kcal (924 kJ)
Calories from fat 37.37 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.15g 6%
Sodium 140.38mg 6%
Potassium 1122.95mg 24%
Total Carbs 35.22g 12%
Sugars 6.7g 27%
Dietary Fiber 14.52g 58%
Protein 13.76g 28%
Vitamin C 61.6mg 103%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 13%
Iron 5mg 28%
Calcium 145.1mg 15%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 37.31 Kcal (156 kJ)
Calories from fat 6.32 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.7g 6%
Sodium 23.72mg 6%
Potassium 189.76mg 24%
Total Carbs 5.95g 12%
Sugars 1.13g 27%
Dietary Fiber 2.45g 58%
Protein 2.32g 28%
Vitamin C 10.4mg 103%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 13%
Iron 0.8mg 28%
Calcium 24.5mg 15%

* 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

  • 4
  • 5

Good Points

  • low calorie,
  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • cholesterol free

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