RecipesSoup

Carrot Red Lentil Chili

By November 20, 2015 January 5th, 2018 No Comments

This colorful carrot red lentil chili is packed with tons of flavor and spice. And thanks to the metabolism-stimulating effects of spicy flavors, this soup will help to warm you up.

The chili is hearty and helps to nourish your body with immune-boosting vitamins A and C from the red produce. And let’s not forget about the lovely lentils. They are filled with fiber, iron and plant-based protein. This soup is not only delicious, but it will help to keep you feeling fuller longer to power you through your busy day.

Try this soup as a meal or snack, and enjoy!

Carrot Red Lentil Chili

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes

Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup (150 g) red lentils (brown and green lentils are good too)
  • 20 oz organic, low sodium, strained or stewed tomatoes (organic tomato sauce is okay too)
  • 1 cup (250 ml) water
  • 2 red bell peppers (capsicum), chopped
  • 4 – 5 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 tsp chili powder
  • 1-2 tbsp each, basil and oregano

Directions:

  1. Wash all produce well.
  2. In a medium to large stockpot, heat olive oil over medium heat for 1-2 minutes
  3. Add chopped onion to the stockpot, stirring occasionally for 2-3 minutes or until slightly browned.
  4. Once onion is browned, add lentils and continue to cook, stirring occasionally every 2-3 minutes for another 5 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes, water, bell peppers, carrots, herbs and spices and salt and pepper; continue to cook the chili on medium/high heat until soup comes to a boil.
  6. Once the soup comes to a boil, lower heat to medium/low and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until lentils are completely cooked.
  7. Remove soup from heat and serve to be enjoyed immediately or save for later.

(Originally created for Reboot with Joe)