Weight Loss Recipe of the Week: High-Protein Vegan Lentil Soup
This light vegan soup packs a powerful protein punch while involving very little ingredients or prep time. You can throw this flavorful, hassle-free weight loss soup together in no time at all, with only simple items you have on hand in your pantry. Pour into a mug and quietly sip, enjoying its warmth on a chilly, dark evening.
1 ¼ cup red lentils
½ cup dry amaranth
1 large yellow onion, chopped
6 cups warm water
1 tbsp vegetable stock
1 tbsp ground cumin
Sea salt, to taste
- Rinse the lentils and amaranth, and soak in warm water.
- Meanwhile, heat 1/3 cup olive oil in a large sauce pan and sauté the onion until translucent. Add the 6 cups of water and bring to a boil.
- Drain the soaking lentils and amaranth, rinse well and add to the boiling water. Reduce to a simmer, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Add the vegetable stock, cumin, salt and 1 tbsp olive oil. Serve and savor.
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