Lentils are one of the oldest healthiest foods. They are packed with fiber, potassium, folate, and iron. Lentils are a great low-cost, high-protein option and can be eaten cold or warm, such as in this Simple Lentil Soup recipe.
- 1 cup red lentils, rinsed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion, minced
- 2 carrots, minced
- 2 celery stalks, minced
- 1 cup diced tomatoes with juices
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 2 cups filtered water
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 cups kale or spinach, sliced
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat a Dutch oven or large pot to medium and coat the bottom of the pot with olive oil.
- Sauté onions, carrots and celery until the onions are translucent and vegetables are cooked through.
- Add the lentils to lightly toast, followed by the tomatoes and juices.
- Add the vegetable broth and filtered water.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Wilt in the greens and simmer a few more minutes.
- Stir in the Dijon mustard and red wine vinegar.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with a slice of sourdough bread or sprouted grain bread.