A deliciously nourishing lentil soup with whole grain bread, protein-rich bowlful that loves your heart as much as your taste buds!
Far surpassing any restaurant experience, this bowlful of savory lentil soup partnered with the crunch of hearty whole grain bread is truly a delight. This homely soup brings the comfort and warmth of Mediterranean cooking straight to your table, no matter the weather outside. With the aroma filling up your home, it’s not just the taste, but the entire cozy experience that makes this recipe an absolute gem.
The brilliance of this lentil soup with whole grain bread lies in its simplicity, with a short ingredient list full of heart-healthy elements. It’s the perfect go-to for those chilly evenings or a light lunch when you need something to warm you up and keep you satiated. And trust me, once you’ve made it, this soup is sure to become a constant feature on your meal rotation.
What makes it even more appealing? It’s not just about the convenience and the flavor, it’s about health too. Each ingredient has been carefully selected to bring you a meal that’s not just delightful to the palate, but beneficial for the heart. And the whole grain bread? That’s not just for the crunch, it’s a fiber boost for your diet.
Lentil Soup with Hearty Whole Grain Bread
- 2 cups Lentils
- 1 Large Onion chopped
- 2 Carrots chopped
- 3 cloves Garlic minced
- 1 tsp Turmeric
- 1 tsp Cumin
- Salt to taste
- 4 cups Vegetable Broth
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil extra virgin
- 1 Loaf Whole Grain Bread
- Heat the olive oil in a large pot. Add the chopped onions, carrots, and minced garlic. Sauté until the onions turn translucent.
- Add the lentils, turmeric, cumin, and salt to the pot. Stir well to combine with the sautéed vegetables.
- Pour in the vegetable broth. Bring the soup to a boil. Reduce heat, cover the pot and let it simmer for about 40 minutes, or until the lentils are tender.
- While the soup is simmering, slice your loaf of whole grain bread.
- Serve the soup hot, garnished with fresh herbs if desired, along with the slices of whole grain bread.
- Serving Size1 Bowl
- Amount per serving
- % Daily Value*
- Total Fat7 g9.72%
- Cholesterol0 mg0%
- Total Carbohydrate60 g21.82%
- Dietary Fiber15 g53.57%
- Protein18 g36%
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Lentils are a fantastic source of protein and dietary fiber, keeping you full for longer. They’re also packed with heart-healthy folate and magnesium. This, along with the use of healthful spices like turmeric and cumin, makes this soup an excellent choice for maintaining a healthy heart. The whole grain bread adds an extra dose of fiber, further enhancing heart health.
This comforting bowl is perfect for a cozy family dinner, a healthy lunch, or even as a nutritious starter for a dinner party. Its warmth and heartiness make it particularly suitable for colder days.
This lentil soup with whole grain bread is excellent for those who are looking to maintain or improve heart health, or anyone on a vegetarian or Kosher diet.
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