Saturday, February 25, 2017

FAT-BUSTING VEGETARIAN COLLARD GREENS SOUP- Vegan




This soup is absolutely delicious! As you can tell by the photo below my collards are doing great. No need to find people to give some to, I'll be eating them up in no time.

As usual I adapted the recipe. I cooked the soup in the crockpot. The direction for stovetop are on Eat Healthy Eat Happy where I found the recipe.





Ingredients:

1 Tbs olive oil
2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
pinch red pepper flakes
1 onion, chopped
3 large carrots, sliced
3 stalks celery, chopped
10 c water
15 oz. can no salt added diced tomatoes
6 oz. can no salt added tomato paste
2 Tbs lower  soy sauce
2 Tbs lime juice 
1 Tbs brown sugar
1 tsp fresh garlic -minced
fresh black pepper to taste
1 c dried lentils
6 c packed collard greens, stems removed -Note:If you don't like or can't find collards, feel free to substitute your favorite greens. Quicker-cooking greens such as spinach should be added right at the end of cooking. 




Directions:

Add the oil to a medium size skillet and saute onions and celery for about 8-10 minutes.

Add to your slowcooker the chopped carrots, paprika, chili powder, cumin, red pepper flakes, tomatoes, tomato paste, soy sauce, lime juice, garlic, brown sugar, pepper, lentils,onion and celery from the skillet and all the water. Stir to combine.



Add the collard greens which were de- stemed or you can use collard which they sell in bags.

Make sure everything is thoroughly combined.

Place lid on slowcooker and cook on high for 4 hours.  




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22 comments:

  1. Woooo, this soup looks so amazing. I was checking to see if there were sweet potatoes in there too. Soup made it the crockpot is just so good. Your collards look great. You have a good supply. Thanks for sharing this one.

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  2. Myra- one nice thing about soup, you can add what you like! This one is a winner!

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    1. This looks great......so there are sweet potatoes in there.....Yum.

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    2. no, I didn't have any. I used organic carrots.

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  3. So those are huge carrot slices in there. They looked like sweet potato slices.....Beautiful!!!

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    1. I buy organic carrots and they are usually pretty large.

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  4. I am a huge collard greens fan! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

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    1. so am I and I still have plenty in the garden!

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. I'm definitely trying this one! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us at #OvertheMoon link Party. Have a great week we look forward to your posts. Pinned and Shared.
    Sue from Sizzling Towards Sixty & Beyond

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    1. Thanks Sue, I LOVE this soup and made it quite a few times.

      Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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    1. It's very tasty!

      Thanks for stopping by

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  7. Arrived here via Thursday Favorite Things. This looks delicious! So many yummy things in there.

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    1. Welcome! I love this soup. I had a few friends for lunch and everyone enjoyed it and wanted seconds.

      Thanks again for stopping by.

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  8. This sounds good! I've never had collard greens... Thank you for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It! :)

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    1. I have another pot cooking as I type this- hope you like it as much as I do!

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. What a fantastic recipe, Linda! It's colourful, satisfying and full of great flavours and nutrition. Thank you for sharing it with us at Hearth and Soul.

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  10. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us Linda at C&C with J&J.

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  11. Crock pot recipes are the best! Thanks for sharing at the Healthy Living Link Party!
    Blessings, Leigh

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    1. Thanks Leigh, love using my slowcooker.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Hugs,
      Linda

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