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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 itsmethatswho

Makes 8 servings



Source of Recipe: vegetron approx 2 cups per serving

Recipe Ingredients for Lentil Soup

1 onion, chopped
4 carrots, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 potatoes, chopped
4 cloves garlic , minced or pressed
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 pepper to taste
3 3/4 cup water
3 3/4 cup vegetable broth (or 35 broth cubes from freezing in ice cube trays)
16 oz stewed tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup tomato juice (from the can of tomatoes)
2 bay leaves
2 cup dry red lentils
5 oz frozen spinach or 1/2 lb fresh spinach, chopped
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Recipe Directions for Lentil Soup

  1. Cook the potatoes a little over half way before chopping. (I microwave them on high for about 5 minutes, but you can also bake them for about 30 minutes at 425 degrees.)

  2. In a large soup pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, carrots and celery. Saute until onion is tender. Stir in potatoes, garlic, oregano, basil, and pepper. Cook for 1-2 more minutes.

  3. Stir in water, broth, tomatoes, tomato juice, and bay leaves. (The liquid added should total 8 cups.) Bring to a boil. Add lentils and return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for at least 1 hour.

  4. Cook frozen spinach separately, by the package directions, or skip this step if using fresh spinach. Add the spinach and vinegar to the soup in the last 5 minutes of simmering.

Categories

Soup, Boil

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 468.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
263
Calories from Fat
13
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.5g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.3g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
450mg
19%
Potassium
1183mg
34%
Total Carbohydrates
46.1g
15%
Dietary Fiber
18.3g
73%
Sugars
6.2g
Protein
17.3g
Vitamin A 147% Vitamin C 52%
Calcium 9% Iron 28%
* 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
95% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin C
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