Recipe Summary

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 1 hours
Yield: 2 servings

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This recipe is...

  • low in fat
  • rich in veggies
  • rich in protein
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Lentil Soup

This recipe serves: 
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoon carrot,finely chopped
2 tablespoon celery stalk,finely chopped
2 tablespoon onion,finely chopped
1 small sprig fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried
freshly ground black pepper
2 cups Basic Chicken Stock (see recipe), or low-sodium canned
2/3 cup dried lentils
salt to taste
Cooking Instructions
1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over low heat. Add the carrot, celery, onion and thyme, season lightly with pepper and cook for 10 minutes. (Do not add salt until the lentils are fully cooked, because salt will prevent the lentils from becoming tender.)

2. Add the stock and lentils, and bring to a boil quickly over high heat.

3. Lower the heat and simmer until the lentils are tender, about 1 hour.

4. Puree 2/3 of the soup in a blender and stir it into the remaining 1/3.

5. If the soup is too thick, thin it by adding a little more stock. Raise the heat and bring the soup to a boil for 15 seconds.

6. Add salt and more pepper to taste.

Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups

Nutritional Information

Number of Servings: 2

Per Serving

  • Calories
  • 285
  • Carbohydrate
  • 44 g
  • Fat
  • 4 g
  • Fiber
  • 21 g
  • Protein
  • 21 g
  • Saturated Fat
  • 1 g
  • Sodium
  • 418 mg