Lentil Soup
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A rich, hearty filling soup that is great for lunch or before the main meal.
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
8 15 mins 45 mins
Ingredients
Directions
1. Sort and rinse lentils, set aside they do not need to soak like other dried beans.
2. In stockpot lightly saute or "sweat" the carrots, onions, and celery in olive or canola oil. Add garlic; pour in about 8 cups of water with the boullion cubes (or 8 cups chicken broth or stock; add more or less boullion cubes for preferred chicken flavor).
3. Add lentils, and seasonings bring to a boil, and then simmer for about 30 minutes until lentils and vegetables are tender.
4. Remove bay leaf, season with additional salt and pepper if desired. (I don't add any additional salt, as the boullion or stock has enough of it's own. )
5. Note: My husband who told me he was going to hate this soup, really liked it in fact and ate 3 bowlfuls the first time I made it. The next time I make it I am going to fry up a little turkey bacon and add to it, just to make it a little smoky. Or I suppose you could add a little ground cumin if you like the smoky flavor.
Nutrition summary
There are 207 calories in 1 serving of Lentil Soup.
Calorie split: 11% fat, 64% carbs, 26% protein.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories
207
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat
2.46g
3%
Saturated Fat
0.377g
2%
Trans Fat
0g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.528g
Monounsaturated Fat
1.406g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
893mg
39%
Total Carbohydrate
33.26g
12%
Dietary Fiber
15.5g
55%
Sugars
2.5g
Protein
13.32g
Vitamin D
-
Calcium
55mg
4%
Iron
3.92mg
22%
Potassium
577mg
12%
Vitamin A
133mcg
15%
Vitamin C
4.5mg
5%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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