Ellie Krieger's Lemony Lentil Soup

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Ellie Krieger, registered dietician and host of the Food Network's Healthy Appetite, shares this recipe from her longevity arsenal. Prevention can start in your kitchen if you have the right ingredients. Prepare for your next trip to the supermarket with Dr. Oz's Longevity Grocery List. To purchase your copy of So Easy, click here.

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 16 oz green lentils
  • 12 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 6 cups chopped kale leaves
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest

Directions

Heat the oil in a 6-quart pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring until softened and translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the carrot, celery and garlic and cook covered, stirring occasionally, until the carrots are softened, about 5 minutes. Add 12 cups of the broth, the lentils, basil, thyme and salt, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, add the kale, and cook until the lentils are tender, 30 to 35 minutes, adding more broth if necessary. Stir in the lemon juice and zest. Serve.

Recipe courtesy of So Easy, Luscious Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Week (Wiley, 2009)