Nutrition is Health!
In winter, maintaining a healthy diet is essential to strengthen our immune system and keep us warm.
How about trying this delicious and comforting Pumpkin and Lentil Soup?! It’s rich in vitamins and perfect for the colder days.
Pumpkin and Lentil Soup
1 small pumpkin, peeled and cut into cubes
1 cup of washed red lentils
1 chopped onion
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 teaspoon of ground cumin
1 teaspoon of ground ginger (or grated fresh ginger)
4 cups of vegetable broth
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté until golden.
Add the cumin and ginger powder (or fresh ginger) and stir for a few more minutes to release the aromas.
Add the pumpkin cubes, lentils, and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat, cover the pot, and let it cook for about 20-25 minutes, or until the pumpkin and lentils are tender.
Use a blender or hand mixer to blend the soup until smooth.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve hot, garnished with fresh cilantro, if desired.
This soup is an excellent source of fiber, protein, and vitamins, like vitamin A, essential for maintaining strong immunity during winter. Moreover, it’s an economical and easy-to-prepare option.
Try it out and share your healthy recipes with us!
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