A Taste of NHBP: Lentil Soup and National Nutrition Month

Mar 1, 2021 | Blog, Nutrition

Lentils of the Southwest

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Soup
Servings 1
Calories 145 kcal


  • ½ cup lentils
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp white onion diced
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ cup canned diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro


  • In a sauce pot combine lentils and 1 ¼ cup water. Bring to a boil and simmer until lentils are tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat olive oil in skillet and add onions and garlic. Cook onions 3-5 minutes, until tender.
  • Add in cumin, red pepper flakes and chili powder. Simmer 1-2 minutes.
  • Once lentils are done, add onion mixture. Stir in tomatoes and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer uncovered 20 minutes. Top with cilantro and serve hot.
Recipe from the Oneida Cookbook
Keyword Lentil Soup, Soup, Southwest


March is National Nutrition Month!

This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is Personalize Your Plate! Everyone has their own personal nutrition needs. We are all unique in our own way, meaning our nutrition needs are unique to our bodies, our culture, our taste preferences, and our lifestyles.

Here is some food for thought – even if we all ate exactly the same, we would still have a variety of different outcomes! This month, identify what your personal nutrition needs and goals are. If you need help learning about and meeting your goals, reach out to a registered dietitian for information, guidance and motivation!


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