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Yields:
8 servings
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Meal Type:
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Lentil Soup

A rich, hearty filling soup that is great for lunch or before the main meal.

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.
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Food Group Avg Member Opinion 
Legumes and Legume Products
Moderation*
Oils
Moderation*
Vegetables and Vegetable Products
Favorable*
Soup
OK*
Spices and Herbs
OK*
Water
Favorable*
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Nutrition summary:

There are 207 calories in 1 serving of Lentil Soup.
Calorie break-down: 11% fat, 64% carbs, 25% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
 
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 22
Calories 207
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 2.46g 4%
  Saturated Fat 0.377g 2%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.528g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.406g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 893mg 37%
Potassium 577mg  
Total Carbohydrate 33.26g 11%
  Dietary Fiber 15.5g 62%
  Sugars 2.5g  
Protein 13.32g  
 
Vitamin A 53% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 6% Iron 22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
10%
of RDI*
(207 calories)
10% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
 
Carbohydrate (64%)
 
Fat (11%)
 
Protein (25%)
Carbohydrates, 33.26g (64%) Fat, 2.46g (11%) Protein, 13.32g (25%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories


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