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Nutricious soup with black lentils, pumpkin, carrot and ginger

Maaltijdsoep van zwarte linzen, pompoen, wortel en gember
A nutritious and warming soup starring lentils, a source of iron, magnesium, fiber and so much more…
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 7 hrs 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Soups, lunch
Cuisine Own recipe
Servings 4 persons

Equipment

  • cooking pot

Ingredients
  

  • 220 gr lentils I used the black Beluga lentils
  • 250 gr pumpkin
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 cm ginger freshly grated
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tomatoes
  • liter vegetable broth
  • 2 tbl spoon olive oil
  • 2 laurel
  • pepper and salt
  • 1 tbl spoon parsley fresh shopped
  • 1 tbl spoon chives fresh shopped

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the lentils until the rinse water runs clear.
    Grate the garlic and ginger root. Peel the tomato and cut it into pieces.
    Cut the pumpkin into cubes. Grate / peel the carrots and cut them into slices.
  • Put the oil in a pan and stew the garlic, ginger and diced tomatoes. After a minute, add the pumpkin and carrot. (keep some carrot aside to cook separately). Stew for a few minutes. Add the lentils and bay leaves. Pour over the vegetable broth. Make sure that all is covered for about 1 cm under water (stock). Put the lid on the pan and let it simmer. Season with salt and pepper. Stir regularly.
  • The color of the lentils will also lightly color your soup and vegetables. That's why I cook a 1/2 carrot and a little pumpkin separately. When serving, I put these on top of the plate and they provide a fresh color.
  • Depending on the type of lentils you use, the soup should be ready after about 40 minutes. (read the instructions on the packaging) Taste again and, if necessary, add some salt and pepper. Stir well.
  • Serve with the carrot slices that you have cooked separately and with the shredded parsley and chives. This soup is already very filling and nutritious on its own, but if you want you can serve it with a piece of whole wheat bread…

Notes

I came up with this recipe for this nutritious soup for the wellness and wellbeing center, Puur Mooi (Belgium). In their package, they offer customers a detox cure.
https://www.puurmooi.be/detox/
Detox… Of course, this also includes a healthy diet. This soup was an example to get an idea of a daily menu. Lentils are a source of iron, magnesium, antioxidants and of course fiber… The combination of the sweet touch of pumpkin and carrot with the spicy ginger is surprisingly tasty and warming in the cooler winter months.
Keyword lentils, detox recipe, lentil soup, meal soup, vegetarian soup, cooking with lentils
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Interested in reading more about detox? Have a look at: https://www.puurmooi.be/detox/

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I am Patricia, energetic 40'er, architect, business manager and food blogger. Living in Andalusia but from Flanders - Belgium. Mother of 2 active and creative kids who, together with my husband Geert, form the tasting team of the first order!
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