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DEC

Recipe: Turmeric Protein Soup

Filed Under: Health Foods,Nutrition,Recipes at 12:01 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
lentilchickpeasoupThis hearty soup is perfect for cold days. It can fill you up and is packed with a ton of plant-based protein. There are eight grams of protein per cup of quinoa. Chickpeas contain twelve grams per cup. And lastly, a whooping eighteen grams of protein are in a cup of lentils. Now let’s get to the turmeric, it contains compounds curcuminoids found in curcumin which have amazing anti-inflammatory affects. Also known as “queen of spices,” turmeric is a potent antioxidant. Basically, this is one healthy soup.

TIP – You can make this soup on the weekend and portion in mason jars for your lunch for the week!

INGREDIENTS

1 quart of vegetable stock

2 carrots

1 celery stick

1 onion

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon gram masala

1 tablespoon garlic

1 tablespoon ginger

1 can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)

1 cup red lentils

1 cup cooked quinoa

1 tablespoon coconut oil

Salt and pepper to taste

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat coconut oil in a stock pot
  2. Add celery, onion and carrots cook for 5-7 minutes
  3. Add turmeric and gram masala and cook for an additional minute
  4. Add tomatoes, stock and lentils bring to a boil and let simmer for 15 minutes covered
  5. Lastly, combine with quinoa and chickpeas and let simmer for an additional 5 minutes




3 Responses to “Recipe: Turmeric Protein Soup”

  1. Michael says:

    Great looking recipe but you omitted one item. The tomatoes. How much/many?

  2. Deb Moon says:

    The fourth item in the instructions says to add tomatoes – yet I don’t see tomatoes in the list of ingredients???

  3. GAIL says:

    I found two errors/omissions in the recipe.
    First, the ingredient list does not mention tomatoes, but they are in the directions, so be sure to have tomatoes on hand if you plan to make this.
    Second, In the ingredient list, the “1 tsp gram masala” is evidently a typo for what should be “1 tsp garam masala”, an Indian spice blend made up of the spices listed below, which you could mix up yourself, to taste, if you don’t have access to garam masala: Black and white peppercorns
    Cloves
    Cinnamon or cassia bark
    Mace (Part of Nutmeg)
    Black and green cardamom pods
    Bay leaf
    Cumin

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