Today is Wellness Wednesday and we are preparing Venezuelan lentil soup!
The Venezuelan touch for this recipe is the “sofrito”. A sofrito is a mix of onion, garlic, and bell pepper cooked with some oil and salt. If you are following a vegan or vegetarian diet, lentils can be your best friends, they are rich in protein, fiber, iron and folate.
Reasons to love this recipe:
This simple lentil soup recipe is super easy to make.
Has an amazing texture.
This well-balanced soup is nutritious.
It tastes even better the next day.
This soup can be stored in the fridge or even frozen for weeks and defrosts very well.
You can serve as a main dish in a soup bowl, serve with a side of rice, or as a side dish.
There is a tradition in Venezuela where you eat lentil soup on New Year’s eve. The belief is that eating lentils means that you will have a new year filled with riches, abundance and money.
We have modified this recipe to support our clean lifestyle, omit the bacon and use vegetable broth.
You can access the recipe on Pinterest here: https://pin.it/2MXYn93
Did you make this Soup?
Please let us know how it turned out for you and leave a comment below! 😉