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Mason Jar Gift Ideas:  Curried Lentil Soup Mix With Free Printable Recipe Card

Mason Jar Gift Ideas: Curried Lentil Soup Mix With Free Printable Recipe Card

 

If you are looking for a great mason jar gift idea this holiday season, then I have one for you!  For this one, you need just a few dry ingredients to make a Curried Lentil Soup Mix, a mason jar, and the printed recipe card that I have already made for you!

I used these one year as Christmas gifts to fellow moms in my Mother’s of Preschoolers group.  These would also make wonderful teacher and neighbor gifts as well!

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Ingredients needed for this mason jar gift idea for Curried Lentil Soup Mix:

1/2 cup green lentils

1 cup of rice

1/3 cup of red lentils

spice mix (*see recipe below)

pint sized mason jar

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Nessy Ladle

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Spice Mix Recipe:

1/2 tsp. turmeric

3/4 tsp. cardamom

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground pepper

1/8 tsp. nutmeg

 

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To Make 8 Jars (which is what I did):

4 tsp. turmeric

6 tsp. cardamom

2 tsp. cinnamon

2 tsp. ground pepper

1 tsp. nutmeg

(use 1 3/4 tsp. of spice mix per jar)

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Take your clean and empty jars and start by filling them with 1/2 cup of green lentils.  Then add 1 3/4 tsp of the spice mix.

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Add a cup of rice and top off with 1/3 cup of red lentils.

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Go ahead and cap your jar.  Grap a hole punch and punch your recipe card.

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I think these Nessy Ladles are just adorable, so I attached one of these as well to each soup mix.  Your friends will have to get a few more ingredients to complete the soup – onion, garlic, coconut milk and water.

When you try the recipe, come back and let me know what you think!!  Have other mason jar gift ideas?  Share them with us in the comments!

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Looking for more homemade gift ideas?  Check out these ideas:

Homemade Soap for Christmas with Pine & Frankincense Essential Oils

DIY Peppermint & Lavender Foot Lotion – Free Tag Printable PDF!

EASY Lavender Homemade Soap Recipe | Great Gift Idea!

Rustic Home Decor: How To Use a Flower Loom – you could even wrap your soup mix like these jars.  🙂

Unique Christmas Gift Ideas: Poinsettias With Money Origami Flower!

DIY Tile Coasters

Turn Those Ugly Cookie Tins Into an Adorable Re-Usable Gift Box!

 

Vegetarian Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe

Vegetarian Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe

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Easy Vegetarian Pesto Pasta Recipe With Avocado, Parmesan, Romano & Tomatoes!

Easy Vegetarian Pesto Pasta Recipe With Avocado, Parmesan, Romano & Tomatoes!

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Cheese Tortellini with Basil Pesto and Carrot Puree Sauce Recipe

Cheese Tortellini with Basil Pesto and Carrot Puree Sauce Recipe

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51 Tomato Recipes for Your Abundant Tomato Harvest

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