Lentil Vegetable Soup

Lentil Vegetable Soup
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Lentil Vegetable Soup
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8 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 large celery stalks, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp ground thyme
  • 1 14-oz can no salt added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 8 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 lb dried lentils
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese for serving
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Instructions
  1. In a large stockpot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, celery, and garlic. Cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the salt, pepper and thyme.
  2. Add the undrained tomatoes, broth, and lentils to the pot. Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat, cover, and simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the lentils are tender. Serve with Parmesan cheese if desired.
Recipe Notes

Simplify It: Use a 12-oz bag of frozen mirepoix (onion, carrots and celery blend) mix or vegetable soup blend in place of the fresh vegetables for faster preparation time.

Chef’s Note: This soup freezes great so put any extras in single serving freezer containers for fast lunches or dinner when you need them.

Nutrition Nugget: Did you notice that just one serving of this soup has 21% of your daily need for iron? Iron plays an important role in the formation of blood. Without enough iron, you can start to feel fatigued. Canadian Lentils has a great website to learn more about the nutrition benefits of lentils. You can find them at http://www.lentils.ca/.

Nutrition Facts
Lentil Vegetable Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 305mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 5g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 75%
Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 5%
Iron 21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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