Red Lentil Soup with Turnip and Parsley
Detox Cred: Keep a batch of this warming soup around for the week and you'll stay slim and satisfied -- a whole cup of cooked lentils contains just 200 calories. The legume is also a stellar source of both soluble and insoluble fiber -- getting enough roughage this week is important for keeping your digestive system running smoothly.
- Servings: 8
- Yield: Makes 10 cups
Photography: Bryan Gardner
Source: Whole Living, January/February January/February 2012
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 celery stalks, finely diced
- 1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
- 1 1/2 cups dried red lentils
- 1 turnip, peeled and diced
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 1 teaspoon red-wine vinegar (optional)
- Coarse salt and pepper
In a pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and celery; cook, stirring, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes.
Increase heat to high and add tomatoes; cook for 1 minute. Add lentils, turnip, and 6 cups water.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until lentils are tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Stir in parsley and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.