• prep: 15 min
  • cook: 4 hr
  • total: 4 hr 15 min
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  • Summary

    A healthy and hearty vegetarian soup everyone will love! It's packed with nutritious ingredients and all those Mexican flavors will leave you craving more. Leftovers make a delicious lunch the next day too!

    Ingredients

    • 2 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion (1 medium)
    • 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow bell pepper (1 medium)
    • 1 1/4 cups peeled and diced carrots (2 medium)
    • 1 jalapeno, seeds discarded, chopped (optional)
    • 1 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic (4 cloves)
    • 7 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, then more as desired
    • 2 (14.5 oz) cans fire roasted tomatoes
    • 1 1/4 cups brown lentils, rinsed and picked over
    • 1 Tbsp ancho chili powder
    • 2 tsp ground cumin
    • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
    • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
    • Tortilla strips or crumbled tortilla chips
    • 2 avocados, diced
    • Crumbled cotija or Mexican blend shredded cheese

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 477 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 24 g 36.61%
    • Saturated Fat: 7 g 34.18%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 35 mg 11.58%
    • Sodium: 1782 mg 74.24%
    • Calcium: 327 mg 32.66%
    • Potassium: 769 mg 21.98%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 5 mg 25.96%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 52 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 12 g 48.18%
    • Sugar: 13 g
    • Protein: 18 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 119.62%
    • Vitamin C 44.29%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables4
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total2 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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