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.
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.
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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