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Lentil Soup With Butternut Squash Recipe

Healthy, Hearty, and Hot: Butternut Squash Lentil Soup

lentil soup
Lentils are one of our favorite foods, and the red ones seem particularly autumnal. Considered a weight-loss superfood, lentils make for warming Fall soup. This recipe puts flavor back into lentils with cumin and turmeric, the bright yellow spice known for its anti-inflammatory properties. To increase the seasonality of the soup, we've added butternut squash to it, too.
red lentils

The prep for this lentil soup is simple, making it a perfect weeknight dinner; the soup practically cooks itself. Check out the recipe when you read more.

Lentil Soup With Butternut Squash

Lentil Soup With Butternut Squash

Lentil Soup With Butternut Squash Recipe

Ingredients

  1. 5 cups veggie stock, or 5 cups water
  2. 1 cup red lentils
  3. 3 medium onions
  4. 1 butternut squash
  5. 5 garlic cloves
  6. 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  7. 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  8. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  9. 1/2 cup coriander, chopped (or to your taste)
  10. 1 lemon
  11. Salt and black pepper
  12. Cilantro for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. Peel and roughly chop the onions and butternut squash; it can be chunky.
  2. Combine with the stock or water, lentils, garlic, cumin, cayenne, and turmeric in a pot.
  3. Cover and bring to a boil. Simmer until the squash and lentils are cooked, about 20-30 minutes.
  4. Puree the soup, adding in the coriander and the juice of the lemon. Add salt and pepper to taste; garnish with cilantro.

Serves 6.
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