High-Protein Vegan Lentil Soup

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.

Ingredients

1 ¼ cup red lentils

½ cup dry amaranth

1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oilvegan lentil soup

1 large yellow onion, chopped

6 cups warm water

1 tbsp vegetable stock

1 tbsp ground cumin

Sea salt, to taste

Directions

  1. Rinse the lentils and amaranth, and soak in warm water.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Add the vegetable stock, cumin, salt and 1 tbsp olive oil. Serve and savor.

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