Easy Lentil Soup

lentil soup

Vegetarian lentil soup  is one of those recipes that should be in every cook’s repertoire. Lentils are available in most grocery stores and are high in protein, healthy and very cheap. This vegetarian soup recipe uses plenty of spices to perk up the soup. Enjoy this traditional and warming dish!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 carrot sliced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes 28oz
  • 1 cup dry lentils
  • 1/2 cup barley
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • dash salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Preparation:

In a large pot, sautee the onions and carrot in the vegetable oil for 3-5 minutes until onions turn clear.Add the lentils, pepper, thyme, bay leaves, tomatoes and salt. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook until lentils are soft, about 45 minutes. Remove bay leaves and stir in lemon juice before serving. Makes 4 servings of lentil soup.

Nutrition Facts (from Calorie CountOne serving provides approximately:
Calories: 230, Calories from Fat: 27
Total Fat: 3.0g, 5% Saturated Fat: 0.7g, 3%
Cholesterol: 0mg, 0%
Sodium: 852mg, 36%
Total Carbohydrates: 33.0g, 11%
Dietary Fiber: 15.6g, 62%
Sugars: 4.6g
Protein: 18.7g
Vitamin A 37%, Vitamin C 12%, Calcium 5%, Iron 28%, Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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