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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 228.7
  • Total Fat: 9.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,082.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 31.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.7 g
  • Protein: 7.9 g

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Lentil Vegetable Soup


Lentil Vegetable Soup

Introduction

This hearty soup will warm you from the inside out. This hearty soup will warm you from the inside out.
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    • 1 cup dried brown lentils

    • 4 cups vegetable broth

    • 1 (14 1/2 oz.) can diced tomatoes

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil

    • 2 garlic cloves, diced

    • 1 medium onion, diced

    • 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced

    • 2 celery stalks (including leaves,)chopped

    • 1 bay leaf

    • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

    • salt and pepper to taste


Directions



1. Pour lentils in a bowl, cover with water, and allow to sit overnight.



2. Over medium heat, cook onions in olive oil in a large soup pan. Add garlic and celery. Once celery begins to soften, add carrots, tomatoes, bay leaf and vegetable stock.



3. Pour in drained lentils.



4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and allow the soup to simmer for 30 minutes.



5. Remove and discard bay leaf and add vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.



Makes 4 servings.








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  • 85 of 99 people found this review helpful
    A low sodium broth is in need here as the level is way to high. You also don't need the vinegar unless you are planning on storing it or canning it as it is a preservative.
    Also DONT THROW OUT THAT BEAN SOAK WATER! If you have house plants water them with it is loaded with nutrients. - 2/21/09

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  • Very Good
    31 of 36 people found this review helpful
    Lentil soup is a staple. No need to soak, still cooks in 30 - 40 m . Use low sodium broth or water to reduce the sodium. I don't use canned tomatoes, that can be another source of sodium. I add a couple tablespoons of cider vinegar and a dollop of mustard at the end. More like a stew. - 10/10/08

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  • 24 of 26 people found this review helpful
    I love lentils! I don't pre soak because they cook in little time. I add lots of herbs including fresh basil, oregano and cumin also add curry and eat with brown rice. I also add lots of veggies, it makes a complete healthy meal. - 7/14/08

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  • Very Good
    19 of 26 people found this review helpful
    This needs bell peppers and some Polska Keilbasa added to suit my taste. After that, it is wonderful! - 5/12/08

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 20 people found this review helpful
    To brighten this soup up, try red or yellow lentils! You really don't need to pre-soak lentils....YUMMY! - 7/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious! The zip from the balsamic vinegar is super! Will definitely be making this again! My toddler ate all of hers and asked for more! My preschooler doesn't do well w/ "new" food, so she didn't eat much. She'll have to get used to it, b/c the rest of us really enjoyed this! - 3/27/09

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  • Very Good
    12 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I made mine with a homemade chicken stock which was very low in sodium so that helped there... I also added some red curry paste and served it with low fat sour cream. very yummy!!! - 2/25/09

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  • 12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    This one is a classic although I prefer to leave the celery stalks whole then remove before serving. Some celery seeds instead give flavor without the strings. - 2/24/08

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  • Very Good
    7 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I love this soup but would prefer less carbs. I found a recipe for Vegetable Lentil Soup on Spark people that I am going to try. For extra flavor in this soup try "telma" kosher vegetable bouillion. It is the best!!!Also this recipe does not give the amount per serving-does anyone know?? - 3/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I made almost this exact same recipe the other day in the crockpot. I had some mushroom stock-in-a-box and green lentils and barley. I added a can of organic fire-roasted tomatoes and an 8 oz container of sliced baby bella mushrooms. Yummy!!! - 2/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty!!! I used rotel tomatos and cooked in the crock pot. WARNING: The calories in this recipe are NOT correct. The calories include vegetable soup instead of vegetable broth and raise the calories by 70 calories per serving. Actual calories are 170 or so. - 3/14/13

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  • 5 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like a good basic recipe to me. I would use less or no oil and add more celery and carrots. Also checking on lowering the sodium. Thanks - 12/16/08

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  • Very Good
    5 of 12 people found this review helpful
    We made something very similar to this recipe but we add tomatoes w/ green chilis to spice it up a bit! - 12/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was great. The only change I would make is to cut the vinegar in half so it's not so distinctive. It reminds me of a lentil soup I used to get a one of my favourite restaurants. - 9/8/08

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  • 4 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Re. high sodium content, to be brief, sodium may be greatly reduced by using Herb-Ox Sodium Free Granulated Bouillon (Chicken, Beef, or Vegetable) instead of the vegetable broth. It has all the taste and none of the sodium. Of course the other canned products will still contribute a lot of sodium. - 6/23/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Yummy. I added some chopped spinach and carrots. The final result reminded me of Breuggar's lentil soup. - 4/30/10

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  • O.K.
    4 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Oil and vinegar are not necessary, and indeed the vegetable broth should be reduced sodium. - 2/21/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I also could do without the vinegar and add more veggies like a potato or two, but everyone loved this soup just as it was! Thanks - 10/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Very good. Sodium & Fat content is a little high for me. - 8/26/08

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Could use a little more flavor, perhaps a beef broth instead of a vegetable broth would make that difference for me. - 3/14/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Loved it - forgot to add the balsamic vinegar - 3/4/09

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was good. A little bland for my tastes. Next time will try experimenting with some additional spices. - 3/1/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty. I made it in a crockpot and had it for dinner, with a salad, after work today. Very filling. Easy to make, too. Loved it! - 2/23/09

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is good and filling. Yummy. - 2/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My husband really liked anticipating and eating this. I added a cup more water since I felt it wasn't necessary to soak the lentils. Also substituted out of necessity garden green peppers for the celery and garlic powder for the garlic. This time added Italian herbs. - 10/10/08

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