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Spiced Butternut Squash and Lentil Soup

Posted By archives On April 8, 2010 @ 8:59 am In Beans and Legumes,Crockpot,Soups and Stews | 11 Comments

A very simple but satisfying soup–actually more like a stew. Put it in your crockpot in the morning, and come home to a wonderful meal!

If you can’t find garam masala, you can make your own from this easy recipe.

Recipe By: Better Homes and Gardens
Serving Size: 5
Preparation Time: 0:25
Categories: Crock Pot, Maximum Weight Loss, Soups Stews

1 cup dried lentils
2 1/2 cups butternut squash cubes — (3/4-inch)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 garlic cloves — minced
1 teaspoon garam masala
4 cups low sodium vegetable broth

1. Rinse and drain lentils. In a 3 1/2 to 4-quart slow cooker place lentils, squash, onion, carrot and celery. Sprinkle garlic and garam masala over vegetables. Pour broth over all.

2. Cover and cook on low heat setting for 8 to 9 hours or on high heat setting for 4 to 4 1/2 hours. [Adjust seasoning.] Ladle into bowls.

Source:
“BHG Biggest Book of Slow Cooker Recipes”
Copyright:
“2002 (Meredith) ISBN 0696215462″
Yield:
“7 cups”
Start to Finish Time:
“4:25″

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Per serving: 202 Calories (kcal); 1g Total Fat; (2% calories from fat); 21g Protein; 31g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 434mg Sodium
Food Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates

NOTES : Garam masala makes this soup! Find it in your supermarket or at an Indian market. The blend of spices can include cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, coriander, cumin, cardamom, pepper, chiles, fennel and mace.


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