Savory Lentil Soup Recipe

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


Submitted by erinbynight

Makes 4 servings



A nice, easy alternative to the canned variety. Ham may be substituted for the bacon.

Recipe Ingredients for Savory Lentil Soup

1 cup dry lentils
6 cups water
4 strips bacon, chopped
1 onion
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Recipe Directions for Savory Lentil Soup

  1. Wash lentils and pick out any stones or misformed pieces. Set aside.

  2. Chop the bacon and the onion. Add the bacon to the bottom of a soup pot, and turn the heat to medium.

  3. When the bacon starts to render slightly, add the chopped onion and stir.

  4. When onions are tender, add the lentils and cover with the water.

  5. Turn the heat up and bring to a boil. Boil 2-3 minutes.

  6. Turn the heat to low and cover and let simmer for 20-25 minutes until the lentils are soft.

  7. Turn off heat. Let cool for 5 minutes. Portion out the soup into 4 serving bowls (perfect for freezing!)

  8. When ready to serve, sprinkle with 1/4 tsp salt, and a few grinds of cracked pepper, or 1/4 tsp. Add some chopped parsley if on hand or a squeeze of lemon juice.

Categories

Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 452.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
285
Calories from Fat
76
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.5g
13%
Saturated Fat
2.7g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
21mg
7%
Sodium
1035mg
43%
Potassium
616mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
32.0g
11%
Dietary Fiber
15.2g
61%
Sugars
2.1g
Protein
19.8g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 5% Iron 23%
* 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 sugar
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in thiamin
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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