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9Ingredients
220Calories
40Minutes

Cactus is a traditional addition to many Mexican and southwest dishes. This Lentil Soup with Nopal cactus is hearty, flavorful and provides texture for your taste buds. This recipe is packed with decadent and aromatic spices and herbs. There are only 220 calories in this healthy soup, so feel free to serve it up in big bowls as a main dish or along side your favorite main dish. Happy cooking!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup lentils (washed)
  • 2 nopals (medium chopped)
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 serrano pepper (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 chicken broth (or water)
  • 3 bunches coriander

Directions

  1. Cook the lentils until they are soft ( 15-20 minutes) then set them aside.
  2. While the lentils are cooking place the nopal and spring onion (cut in half along with the stem) to cook in a pot of water. Make sure to add enough salt. Once the nopal and onion are soft, remove the ingredients and run them over cold water. Set the onion aside (it will no longer be needed).
  3. Pour the tomato sauce into a pot and cook it for 1 minute.
  4. Add the lentils, nopal, and chicken broth (or water.
  5. Allow the ingredients to cook for 10 minutes, 3 minutes before it’s ready to be served, add the coriander.
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NutritionView more

220Calories
Sodium16%DV390mg
Fat14%DV9g
Protein35%DV18g
Carbs9%DV28g
Fiber52%DV13g

PER SERVING *

Calories220Calories from Fat80
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat9g14%
Saturated Fat0g0%
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg0%
Sodium390mg16%
Potassium1970mg56%
Protein18g35%
Calories from Fat80
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate28g9%
Dietary Fiber13g52%
Sugars6g12%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(2)

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Martha Guzman 9 Apr 2017
Turned Delicious! Added 2 roasted green chiles and 2 Roma Tomatoes, diced. Will definitely make it again.
Natalia M. 11 Jun 2015
This is a really healthy combination. I added more seasoning and I really enjoyed it! I look forward to making it again.