Red Lentil-Peanut Soup

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Red Lentil-Peanut Soup

The inspiration for this soup came from a Weight Watchers recipe for Red Lentil Soup. I made some adjustments as I went along to bulk it up and round out the flavors, so I think it’s safe to post my adaptation. If you’re looking for a comforting, hearty, and filling meal, this soup is for you!

Ingredients

– 2 Tbsp olive oil

– 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin

– 1/2 tsp ground coriander

– 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

img_18611 large red bell pepper, chopped

– 2 medium carrots, chopped

– 2/3 cup chopped tomatoes

– 3 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth

– 1 cup waterimg_1866

– 1 cup dry red lentils

– 1/2 cup dry green lentils

– 1/3 cup natural peanut butter

– 1/2 cup fat free plain yogurt

– table salt to taste

Directions

1. Heat olive oil in a large, non-stick pot over medium heat.

2. Add spices and stir with a wooden spoon until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

3. Add chopped pepper, carrots, and tomatoes. Continue stirring until tender, about 5 minutes.

4. Add broth, lentils, and salt. Bring to a boil. Cover loosely, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes, or until lentils are tender.

img_18755. Using an immersion blender (or a food processor if you don’t have an immersion blender), blend soup. to desired consistency.

6. Add peanut butter and yogurt, and blend again.

7. Season to taste with salt.

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This recipe makes about six 1-cup servings. Nutrition information per serving: 339 calories, 13.7 g fat, 37.7 g carbs (12.2 grams fiber, 4.6 grams sugar), 19.4 g protein.

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