A savory, flavor packed soup that is both comforting and filling. This healthy soup is made with smoked ham and flavored with aromatics, curry powder and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. It is super easy to make and freezes really well for future weeknight meals.
What I LOVE about this soup
It’s easy to make, healthy and tastes amazing. It’s filling too and perfect for Winter weather. The texture is hearty and the garnishes are colorful. Serve this with some crusty bread and you have a wonderful lunch or dinner.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where does lentil soup come from? – Lentil soup can be found around the World. It is very popular in Europe, North and South America. To say what country specifically it originated from is almost impossible. If you know the answer to this, leave a comment. I want to know. My guess is somewhere in the Middle East.
What goes with lentil soup? – My favorite thing to eat with lentil soup is crusty bread or sourdough toast.
Can you freeze lentil soup – Yes! This freezes very well. My favorite way to freeze lentil soup is in freezer bags portioned out into 2-serving amounts. Since it is just me and my husband that I routinely feed, this makes life easier and dinner super quick to whip up. If your lentil soup has dairy in it such as cream, yogurt etc, just know the dairy might ‘break’ where the dairy solids separate. It is still good but it might not look the same. One method is to reheat the soup stirring frequently and add fresh dairy at the end, stirred in until incorporated.
Is lentil soup healthy? – That depends what you put into your lentil soup. Generally speaking, lentil soup is very healthy. The starch in lentils are slowly digested making this an ideal food for diabetics. Among the legumes, lentils have the second highest level of protein per calorie, right behind soybeans. Lentils are also rich in vitamins and minerals.
How to Make This Soup
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