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Lentil Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Lentil Soup recipe? Learn how to make Lentil Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by laurenegross

Makes 5 servings



Be sure to pick through your lentils carefully. I somehow always find pebbles or clots of dirt hiding in their midst. Better to catch them on the front end, before you chip a tooth. And to make this soup vegan, just skip the feta at the end i bet some chopped avocado would be a good alternative.

Recipe Ingredients for Lentil Soup

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
4 tablespoons shallots
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1440 grams Vegetable Stock
1 1/3 cup red lentils
1 cup brown rice

Recipe Directions for Lentil Soup

  1. In a big soup pot, over medium heat, combine the olive oil, onion, shallots, and red pepper flakes. Let them brown, and caramelize a bit, stirring occasionally.

  2. Stir in the broth, bring to a boil, then stir in the lentils and rice. Simmer for about 30 minutes or until the rice is very tender, and not at all toothsome. By this time, the lentils will have collapsed into a thick slop of sorts. If you need to add more water/broth at any point do so a splash at a time, until the soup thins out to the point you prefer.

  3. Unless you used a salty broth, you will likely need to salt generously, until the the soup no longer tastes flat. Serve each bowl topped with almonds, olives, feta, and a slight drizzle of olive oil if you like.

  4. Serves 4 - 6.

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Appetizers

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 412.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
398
Calories from Fat
66
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.3g
11%
Saturated Fat
1.1g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
151mg
6%
Potassium
653mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
65.8g
22%
Dietary Fiber
18.8g
75%
Sugars
4.0g
Protein
17.7g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 5% Iron 26%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
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