Creamy Lentil Soup for Your Flat-Belly Diet - dummies

Creamy Lentil Soup for Your Flat-Belly Diet

By Erin Palinski-Wade, Tara Gidus, Kristina LaRue

Lentils are tasty and filling, so this recipe for Creamy Lentil Soup is perfect for your flat-belly diet. This winter-worthy soup is packed with fiber, protein, complex carbohydrates, and vegetables. Make it a meal by eating it alongside a small apple, a fruit salad, or even half of a turkey sandwich for delicious dunking!

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

1 teaspoon olive oil

2 cups chopped celery

2 cups chopped onion

2 cups matchstick carrots

4 cloves garlic, chopped

1 teaspoon coriander

1-1/2 teaspoons cumin

1 cup lentils

One 14.5-ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes

4 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth

1/2 cup skim milk

  1. In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.

  2. Cook the celery, onion, and carrots until softened, about 8 minutes.

  3. Stir in the garlic and cook an additional 2 minutes, until fragrant.

  4. Add the coriander, cumin, lentils, tomatoes, and vegetable broth.

  5. Bring the soup to a boil; reduce the heat to medium, and cover.

  6. Cook for 30 minutes or until the lentils are tender.

  7. Pour the soup into a blender, or use an immersion blender. Add the milk and blend until smooth and creamy.

Per serving: Calories 304 (From Fat 19); Fat 2g (Saturated 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 251mg; Carbohydrate 53g (Dietary Fiber 19g); Protein 16g.