This soup features:
Asparagus, kale, spinach, onion, garlic, lentils, basil, and cayenne pepper.
First, I caramelized a white onion.
Heat some olive oil, add chopped onion, stir for about 5 minutes on high heat (or until browned). Add some water and cover for approximately 25-30 minutes.
As always, I tweaked a recipe and used vegetables that I had.
Instead of quinoa, I used lentils. After the lentils have simmered for 15 minutes, I added chopped spinach & kale, blanched & chopped asparagus, cayenne, some basil and a bay leaf. Cover for 10 minutes on medium heat.
To blanch the chopped asparagus, boil a pot of water. Add the asparagus and boil for about 1 minute, drain, and submerge in an ice bath. Set this aside until it’s added to the lentils.
The entire mixture can sit on your stovetop, covered until ready to eat.
Delicious. Flavorful. Healthy.
You can’t go wrong with this incredible vegetable–sweet potatoes.
Not only do they pack numerous health benefits, but they’re also delicious and pair well with many different flavors.
This creamy soup has a few other fibrous friends: lentils, chickpeas, broccoli, and cauliflower.
In a vegetable and coconut milk base, I also added a chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, paprika, turmeric, crushed red pepper, onion, garlic, a little ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. And lots of pepper (of course!)
Originally the recipe is vegan, but I wanted some more filling protein. Before I added the vegetables and seasoning, I cooked some lean ground turkey in onion and garlic.
Serve over baby spinach for another added health benefit.
I absolutely love rotisserie chicken. There’s so much you can do with it, from wraps and nachos to this delightful soup!
In a crockpot, I threw together some chopped veggies of my choice: parsley, spinach, carrot, celery, onion, and shiitake mushrooms.
For spices I did an Italian seasoning, two bay leaves, some turmeric, black pepper and a little Sriracha sauce to give it a kick.
I added the black beans when I smelled it’s Mexican aroma. Black beans add protein and fiber (and they’re delicious!). But you could also use whole wheat gnocchi or pasta noodles for a different nutrient-packed carb.