Warming Beet, Pea, and Lentil Winter Soup (Gluten Free-Vegan)
A hearty and nourishing gluten-free & vegan soup chock-full of lentils, beets, peas, bell peppers, garlic, onion, and mixed greens! Throw in the perfect blend of delicious spices and you have one healthy, filling, delicious, easy, and comforting meal ready for a Winter's eve.
I've definitely been on a soup kick lately. In fact, I've created so many lately that I had a very hard time choosing which one to post! But when it came time to choose, this Warming Beet, Pea, and Lentil Winter Soup kept popping up saying "me, me!", so here she is . . .
This is a rich soup. A medicinal-like soup. So healthy, so nourishing, you instantly feel better all the way around as you head back for seconds. That kind of soup.
The flavor profile is complex. Filled to the brim with nutrient-dense veggies, and spices like oregano, celery seed, cumin, and turmeric...all balanced with a bit of salt, and a bit of sweet. Optionally topped with a handful of shredded parmesan or nutritional yeast - you have yourself a very healthy & delicious meal that is big on personality to boot! I can't wait to hear just how much you like it, too . . .
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 2 bell peppers, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup brown lentils
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tsp coconut sugar
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp hungarian paprika
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/4 tsp celery seed
- 1/4 tsp red chili flakes
- 1/4 tsp ground oregano
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
- 2 cups green peas, fresh or frozen
- 1 cup beets, chopped (fresh or frozen)
- 8 cups vegetable broth, or water
- large handful fresh mixed greens
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- to taste sea salt
- optionally shredded parmesan cheese, or nutritional yeast