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Lentil and Cactus Soup (Mom's Recipe)

Lentil and Cactus Soup (Mom's Recipe)

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    1 h 30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 50 m
ralph512

ralph512

This is an authentic Mexican recipe from Cueva Grande, Valparaiso, Zacatecas, Mexico. The only thing I changed was the addition of the potatoes.

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  • Calories:
  • 186 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.7g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 11.9 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 261 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring the water to a boil in a soup pot with 3 cloves of garlic. Stir in the lentils and 1 1/2 tablespoons of chicken bouillon. Simmer over medium-low heat until lentils are almost soft, about 1 hour.
  2. Heat extra-virgin olive oil in a skillet, and cook and stir the onion and 2 chopped cloves of garlic until the onion becomes translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the tomato and continue to cook and stir until the tomato releases its juice, about 5 more minutes. Stir the tomato mixture into the lentil soup along with cumin and 2 more teaspoons of chicken bouillon, or to taste. Bring the soup to a simmer, stir in the nopales and potatoes, and cook over low heat until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
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Reviews

chiquitamelanie
20

chiquitamelanie

7/30/2010

Excellent recipe. I omitted the potatoes and added one small Mexican squash instead. I only used a half pound of lentils also as there are only five of us to feed. Thank you for sharing.

amanda
17

amanda

5/3/2010

knorr makes chipotloe w adobo boullion cubes add jalepeno and one of the cubes yummy provecho serve with warm corn tortilla s and lime

deb3627
16

deb3627

1/27/2011

Just made this soup.. even though it may sound horrible..it is delicious! I added a small can of tomato sauce in mine , that only added more flavor and hardly ANY Calories.. I did only 1/2 pound of lentils and cut the recipe in half since it is only my husband and myself.. It will be delicious with a piece of cornbread.

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