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.
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.
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.
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!
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??
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!!!
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.
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.
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.