Healthy Recipe: Alton’s Lentil Soup

The Food Network’s Alton Brown shares his lentil soup. Mmmm, so good – and just 372 calories and 8 grams of fat per serving. Cozy up with a bowl of this and a side salad for a well-rounded wintertime meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • ½ cup finely chopped carrot
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 pound lentils, picked and rinsed
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped tomatoes
  • 2 quarts chicken or vegetable broth
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground toasted cumin
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground grains of paradise

Instructions

  1. Place the olive oil into a large 6-quart Dutch oven and set over medium heat.
  2. Once hot, add the onion, carrot, celery and salt and sweat until the onions are translucent, approximately 6 to 7 minutes.
  3. Add the lentils, tomatoes, broth, coriander, cumin and grains of paradise and stir to combine.
  4. Increase the heat to high and bring just to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook at a low simmer until the lentils are tender, approximately 35 to 40 minutes.
  6. Using a stick blender, puree to your preferred consistency.
  7. Serve immediately.

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