Lentils and Black-eye Beans Soup
This recipe (adapted from MSD Healthy Eating for Dabetics cookbook) and photo are courtesy of MSD.
Place the lentils, black-eye beans, onion, chilli, turmeric and 4 cups of water in pot and bring to boil, simmer, cover for 40 minutes or until the lentil black-eye are tender.
Add tomatoes, salt and the remaining water, continue cooking for 15 minutes.
Heat oil, fry garlic, cumin seeds and curry in oil for 2 minutes, add to lentil soup, simmer for 2 minutes and serve hot.
- In general, legumes (including lentils) are a great source of protein and minerals and are considered to be a low GI* food.
- When consuming dishes containing legumes, be aware of other sources of meat.
- A mixed salad with your choice of vegetables is great side dish to serve with the soup.
*The glycemic index (GI) is a measure of how quickly blood sugar levels rise after eating a particular type of food.
Tags: black-eye beans, Lentils, Soup