Spicy Lentil Soup Recipe

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Spicy Lentil Soup
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  1. Wash and pick over lentils. Cover with water and leave to soak for 15 minutes.
  2. While lentils are soaking, prepare other ingredients for use.
  3. When everything is ready, drain lentils and set aside.
  4. Heat oil in a heavy saucepan. Sauté onion, garlic and ginger until onion is translucent.
  5. Stir in turmeric, cumin and chili powder, and sauté for about 1 minute.
  6. Add lentils, zucchini, carrot, vegetable stock, salt and pepper (if needed). Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes (until vegetables are almost tender). Spoon off scum as needed.
  7. Add linguine pieces and simmer another 10-15 minutes (until pasta is al dente). I used only 1 ounce of linguine, but you could use more to add body to the soup.
  8. To serve, ladle into bowls and garnish with cilantro and a dollop of cream, sour cream or Neufchatel cheese.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1340.29 Kcal (5612 kJ)
Calories from fat 56.07 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.23g 10%
Cholesterol 1.59mg 1%
Sodium 46502.15mg 1938%
Potassium 718mg 15%
Total Carbs 253.75g 85%
Sugars 3.13g 13%
Dietary Fiber 17.09g 68%
Protein 15.42g 31%
Vitamin C 15.6mg 26%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 5%
Iron 4.9mg 27%
Calcium 55.4mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 307.43 Kcal (1287 kJ)
Calories from fat 12.86 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.43g 10%
Cholesterol 0.37mg 1%
Sodium 10666.47mg 1938%
Potassium 164.69mg 15%
Total Carbs 58.2g 85%
Sugars 0.72g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3.92g 68%
Protein 3.54g 31%
Vitamin C 3.6mg 26%
Iron 1.1mg 27%
Calcium 12.7mg 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

  • 26.5
  • 29

Good Points

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

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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