Soup

 

 

Crockpot Red Lentil Quinoa Soup 

Print Friendly 

Description:
This hearty low fat crockpot quinoa soup recipe combines quinoa with red lentils and veggies, for a simple but satisfying vegetarian or vegan main dish soup recipe. Vary the veggies to your taste





Ingredients:
1/2 cup quinoa
3/4 cup small red lentils (masoor dhal)
Optional: 1 Tbsp olive oil
2 large carrots
2 stalks celery
1 small head cauliflower OR 2 medium potatoes or OR 1 med. zucchini OR 1 small butternut squash
1 bay leaf
2 inch piece cinnamon stick
2 thin slices fresh ginger
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded
6 cups water or unsalted soup stock
1/2 tsp gr cumin
1/2 tsp gr fennel seed
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp gr coriander
1/2 tsp dried thyme leaf or 1 sprig fresh
1 tsp dried basil or 1 Tbsp minced fresh
1/4 tsp dried rosemary leaves or 1 sprig fresh
1 tsp salt or to taste and fresh ground black pepper
4 Tbsp minced fresh herbs: parsley, cilantro or basil
2 cups chopped fresh greens: kale, chard, or spinach
More Heat: Add 1/2 - 1 tsp green curry paste OR 1/4 tsp cayenne powder


Directions:
Rinse the quinoa and red lentils in a bowl or pan, then drain into a colander
Peel the carrots, slice lengthwise, then slice in thin pieces
Wash and trim the celery stalks, then slice crosswise in thin pieces
Break or cut the cauliflower into large chunks - these will break up into smaller pieces as they cook
Combine olive oil, quinoa, lentils, herbs & spices, fresh ginger and jalapeno in the crockpot
Add the vegetables, except for the optional greens, and cover with the 6 cups water
Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or more if needed
20 minutes before serving, turn the heat up to high and stir in optional greens
Just before serving, add the minced fresh parsley, basil or cilantro, salt & pepper, and serve, removing the ginger slices, bay leaves, cinnamon stick, as you come across them


Nutrient Information:
Nutrition Info for 1 Serving, 116 g: 129 calories, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fat, 336 mg sodium, 5 g dietary fiber, 8 g protein, Estimated glycemic load: 12 This food is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Vitamin B6, Folate, Iron, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese.


Special Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Low Fat, High Protein, High Fibre, Low Calorie, Diabetic - Low Carb


Category: Soup

Submitted By: Maria Carr



Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next
Connect with Us
facebook    twitter

Celtic Healings Intuitive Readings with Maria O'Farrell Carr


Wellness Tip
Correct Breathing While Lifting
Correct breathing during exercise helps keep blood pressure down and avoid unnecessary stress on the arteries. The National Institute on Aging recommends exhaling while you lift and inhaling as the weights return to their starting position. You should never hold your breath while lifting weights.


Celebration Centre and Metaphysical Society – Penticton, BC


Wellness Directory
Okanagan Herbalife
Specialty: Health Products & Companies
Vanda is your local Distributor of Herbalife Products - Personalized Weight Management, Essential Nutrition, Targeted Nutrition, Energy and Fitness, Skin Care & Fragrances. Are you tired of no energy?
View Details


Registered Reflexology Therapist Certificate Course - Penticton


Event
An Evening of Sacred Sound with Mahada
Date: Sep 20, 2014
Location: Penticton & South Okanagan
An evening of sacred sound with Mahada. Join us for an evening of singing, toning, chanting and sound meditation. No experience necessary.
View Details


Celtic Healings Intuitive Readings with Maria O'Farrell Carr


Article
Avoiding Environmental Chemical Exposure in Everyday Living
Environmental pollutants exist in air, water, food, manufactured goods, cosmetics, and dental fillings, amongst many other sources. The bad news is that it is difficult to avoid exposure to pollutants and it is estimated that the average person stores over 200 chemicals in their body; but the good news is that with education and determination, we can avoid many sources of environmental toxins, and there are proven methods of detoxifying these chemicals. So why worry?...
Full Article


Celebration Centre and Metaphysical Society – Penticton, BC


Recipe
Smoked Fish with Horseradish Sauce
Category: Fish
Description: If you have never dealt with a fresh horseradish root, be prepared for an experience. In the days before food processors, grating the root by hand was just like being exposed to tear gas. Freshly ground horseradish with vinegar and a little salt completely outclasses the prepared varieties sold in stores, and mixed with low-fat sour cream, it becomes a wonderful condiment for fish, boiled or baked potatoes, and other cooked vegetables.
Full Recipe


Sacred Tour in Hawaii with Maria and Cindy 2014