For Tasty Tuesday, this is a nice lunch the next day as well as a light dinner. Cabbage Lentil Soup with Farro. I try and keep my dinners lighter than my lunches and reduce the amount of carbs and heavy foods in the evening. Sometimes more successfully than other times. Somehow when I do that, I want to snack around 9/10 pm.
This soup is satisfying in smells, looks and flavours. Cabbage is widely used as a diet food. Who doesn't remember the cabbage detox soup? And lentils are filling and combined with the faro a great protein for your workouts!
You will need:
- one small onion
- 3 cloves (not BULBS as previously stated in a recipe) garlic, minced
- 1 tbs of thyme, rosemary and 1/2 tbs of red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar
- half a head of cabbage
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup of red lentils
- 1/2 cup of farro
- 2 cups of kale
Sautee the onion and garlic in 2 tbs of EVOO until fragrant. Add the spices and keep it cooking for a few minutes. Add the cabbage for 5 minutes until lightly browned and wilted. Deglaze the pan with the vinegar and add the broth, lentils and farro.
Cook all of this for 20-15 minutes partially covered. Then add the kale on top, cover with a lid and cook for another 5 minutes.