Lemon Lentil Soup For The Whole Family
When winter arrives, we pull out the soup pot and get cooking. So we were thrilled when Healthy Girls Kitchen shared their yummy Soup-er Lebon-Easy Lemony Lentils with us. Both easy and delicious, this will have the kids running to the table. Double the recipe and stick some in the freezer for those nights when you’re too busy to cook. Pair this with bread or rice and a salad, and dinner’s on.
- 1 cup lentils (remove any debris and rinse)
- 8 cups low-sodium vegetable broth or water
- 4 cups white potatoes peeled and cut into 1-1 ½ inch cubes (about 4 medium)
- ¾ cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
- 8 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 4 cups swiss chard, chopped (including the stems)
- 1 cup tomatoes, diced
- 1 cup curly parsley, chopped
- pepper to taste
1. Bring water or stock to a boil in a large pot. Add in the lentils.
2. While lentils start to cook, peel and dice the potatoes. Add the potatoes and lemon juice to the pot.
3. Turn heat to medium low.
4. Peel the garlic and squeeze with a garlic press over the pot.
5. Dice the tomatoes and add them to the pot.
6. Chop the swiss chard and add that to the pot.
7. Turn the heat up to high, until soup is almost boiling. Then turn the heat back down again to simmer covered for about 25 minutes or until lentils are soft.
8. As soon as the lentils are soft, add the parsley and simmer for about 5 more minutes.
9. Adjust the lemon and pepper to taste.
This recipe is courtesy of Jill, Chris-anna, and Wendy at healthygirlskitchen.blogspot.com. Healthy Girl’s Kitchen is a blog dedicated to healthy eating and weight loss. After suffering from a binge eating disorder, Wendy began this blog to share what she had learned with others struggling to eat healthier or just lose weight.