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Lentil and roasted-vegetable soup

7
4
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
55 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
35 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Roasted tomatoes and bell pepper along with chipotle and cumin upgrade the flavor profile of this lentil soup. The ingredients are all ordinary but they come together to make a distinctive and delicious soup.

Ingredients

Fresh tomato(es)

3 large, cut crosswise in half

Sweet red pepper(s)

1 medium, halved lengthwise

Olive oil

1 Tbsp

Uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, chopped

Garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), minced

Chipotle chili powder

½ tsp

Ground cumin

1 tsp

Fat free vegetable broth

4½ cup(s)

Uncooked carrot(s)

1 small, cut into 3/4-inch pieces

Raw sweet potato(es)

1 small, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces

Dry lentils

1 cup(s), brown, picked over and rinsed

Kosher salt

½ tsp

Queso cotija

6 Tbsp, (1/4 cup)

Cilantro

2 Tbsp, chopped

Jalapeño pepper(s)

1 small, thinly sliced

Crushed red pepper flakes

½ tsp

Instructions

  1. 1 Preheat broiler. Line large rimmed baking sheet with foil and place tomatoes and bell pepper, cut side down, on the foil. Broil 5 inches from heat, until skins blister, about 5 minutes for tomatoes and 10 minutes for pepper. Set aside to cool.
  2. 2 When cool enough to handle, peel blackened skin off tomatoes and pepper and discard. Set aside vegetables, reserving any accumulated juices.
  3. 3 Meanwhile, heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and golden, about 6 minutes. Add garlic, chile powder, and cumin and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. 4 Add broth, carrot, sweet potato, lentils, and salt. Bring to boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer until lentils and vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.
  5. 5 Combine 1 cup soup mixture, reserved tomatoes and bell pepper, and any accumulated juices in food processor; puree. Add puree to saucepan and simmer until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  6. 6 Ladle evenly into 6 bowls; top evenly with Cotija. Sprinkle with cilantro, jalapeño, and pepper flakes.
  7. Serving size: (1 1/3 cups soup and 1 tablespoon cheese)