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Sometimes a comforting bowl of soup is just what you need to warm up. Smoked paprika adds a unique kick to this hearty and healthy weeknight soup. Sarah, Recipe Hunter

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Hearty Lentil and Black Bean Soup with Smoked Paprika

A comforting and healthy soup to warm you from the inside out

Sometimes all you need is a big, steaming bowl of soup to warm you from the inside out and help you weather a storm. And when that day comes, this is the soup we want to have. Hearty lentils and black beans are simmered until tender in a rich broth that gets a unique smoky undertone from the addition of smoked paprika, one of our favorite secret flavor enhancers! By pureeing half of the soup, you get some creaminess while still keeping the texture of the ingredients. Best of all, you can make it tonight in less than an hour. So put on your sweats, get a pot on the stove, and enjoy the comfort of your own creation.


Dara Michalski

Food Blogger & Writer

Dara Michalski from Cookin' Canuck

My cooking and view on health recently went through a transformation, leading to a 30-pound weight loss and a dedication to moderation in eating and exercise. My recipes reflect the meals I serve my family – full of flavor, occasionally naughty, and with a focus on health and moderation.

Dara is the writer, blogger, and photographer behind Cookin’ Canuck where she shares her unique healthy spin on recipes that your entire family will enjoy. Raised in Vancouver (hence, the “Canuck”), she now resides in Utah where she’s lived for the past 17 years. One of the things we love about Dara is that after going through a transformation in 2011 where she lost 30 pounds, she’s now committed herself to cooking and eating in moderation (with the occasional “naughty” creation!) without sacrificing flavor or satisfaction. This is the kind of food that makes you feel good and thanks to Dara for sharing her journey with us!

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  • Susan Pridmore

    This looks fantastic!!