Lentil, Butternut Squash And Celery Hearty Soup

Lentils are one of my favourite legumes, when cooked with spices and other vegetables like butternut squash and celery you infuse their earthy flavour with delicate taste. This diet friendly hearty soup is loaded with powerful nutrients such as iron, folate, vitamin A and more. Enjoy!

Serves 6

Ingredients

1 cup dried organic brown or black lentils
1 tbsp. coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil
1 yellow organic onion, chopped
3 stalks of organic celery, diced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tbsp. organic GF paprika
1 tbsp. organic GF dried basil leaves
4 cups vegetable stock + 1 cup water
½ tsp. sea salt or to taste
½ tsp. organic GF cinnamon
2 cups cut to small size organic butternut squash
1 tbsp. organic GF apple cider vinegar
For the garnish use freshly chopped organic parsley

Instructions

Place lentils into a medium size bowl and add 3 cups of cold water, soak for minimum 2 hours or overnight is best, then drain and rinse
In a large pot add coconut oil, onion and celery and sauté on medium heat for five minute
Add garlic, paprika, basil and stir, then add vegetable stock, sea salt, cinnamon, squash and lentils, cover and simmer 30 – 40 minutes depending on how long you soaked the lentils. They should be soft but not mushy.
Add apple cider vinegar, stir and serve hot
Garnish with freshly chopped organic parsley.


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