Healthy lentil soup is ideal choice when you want to eat something healthy but at the same time tasty.
Lentils have a high nutritional value and provides lot of health benefits: help to reduce blood cholesterol, controls diabetes, prevents atherosclerosis etc.
Ingredients for healthy lentil soup:
500 gr. lentils
5-6 cloves garlic
5 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon paprika
2 medium chopped potatoes
1/2 teaspoon dry oregano
1 tbsp vinegar
Preparation of healthy lentil soup:
First, put lentils into a cooking pan, add olive oil, garlic, finely chopped onions, carrot and potatoes, and pour enough water-at least 3-4 inches above the top of the lentils.
Cook until lentils are tender, 1/2 or maybe 1 hour over low heat (this depends of types of lentils) .
Take a few tablespoons of the lentils and crush them into a paste with the back of a spoon if the soup needs thickening.
During the preparation, add salt, black pepper, paprika, oregano and vinegar.
Remove from heat and serve garnished with a generous sprinkling of fresh parsley .