Friday, March 18, 2016

Adding Protein into my daily routine (and yummy delish #Lentil Slow cooker #Soup #Recipe)

  Hello Dear Readers:
 As winter winds down and heavy soups and stews are replaced with light salads and food to take with us to playgrounds, parks and lakes....I am experimenting with delicious ways to get more protein (less carbs) into my primal based diet.

I love lentils and pretty much all beans so it seems like an easy way to make a filling meal starter or quick lunch.  Try this recipe, it is simple and delicious.   Bon Appetit.

Lentil Soup with Avocado 
Throw everything in the slow cooker and let this healthy lentil soup simmer away all day long. 
 Serves 6

  • 1/2 yellow onion , chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups brown lentils ( I used red this time around)
  • 1½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground oregano
  • 1 chipotle pepper, seeded & minced
  • 7 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 (14 oz.) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp adobo sauce (from chipotle can) ( I used adobo instead of the sauce)
  • 1 California avocado, chopped
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • Cilantro for garnish
  1. In a slow cooker, combine the onion, celery, carrots, garlic, lentils, cumin, oregano and chipotle peppers.
  2. Stir in the vegetable broth, diced tomatoes and adobo sauce.
  3. Cook on LOW until the lentils are tender, 8 to 10 hours. Stir in the lime juice and parsley.
  4. Serve.
(I threw avocado and cilantro on top for some extra flavor and deliciousness.)



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