Monday, March 7, 2011

Lentils and Collard Green Soup

I love lentils and collard greens. This soup is so healthy and so good for you. It has all the super foods that our body needs. Lentils not only provide plentiful of protein, but it has iron and biotin. Biotin promotes healthy nails and hair.  So for those of you who have thinning hair issues, you better include lentils in your diet. No wonder, Indians have long lustrous thick hair because they eat it so much. It's like us Filipinos with our rice:-).

Collard green is also a superfood for healthy hair. An excellent source of vitamins A and C and iron, as well as iron and calcium. If you are not already eating green leafy vegetables, please make sure to include in your diet.
split pea soup
Lentils and Collard Green Soup
chopped fresh collard greens

chopped carrots
one or two cups of cooked lentils
chopped onions or shallots
minced garlic
shrimp and chopped chicken ( for vegetarians, you can omit the meat)
low sodium chicken broth
coconut soy sauce (subsitute for your regular soy sauce, it has less than 200 mg of sodium)
salt and pepper to taste
a dash of balsamic vinegar (try it, it makes a difference to the taste)

Saute onions and garlic for a few minutes.  Add chicken and shrimp. Stir until the meat is done. Slowly add your lentils and continue stirring. Mix in the carrots and three cups of low sodium chicken broth. Let it boil until carrots is tender. Add collard greens. Season to taste with salt, pepper and soy sauce and don't forget to add a dash of balsamic vinegar.

Let me know if you make this. Trust me, you won't be disappointed. Not only it's tasty, but it's super healthy!  

Bisous, Contessa


  1. Oh this looks so good, but lentils are still in my "to do" list (I promised myself I will slowly try to learn to eat it). I'm inspired with your food choices C, and I hope I can do better by following your example.

  2. TWK it tastes just like Mung Beans, if not, better;-)