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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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  • 86 of 102 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 37 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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  • 25 of 28 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 28 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 21 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!
    14 of 15 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
    13 of 18 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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  • 13 of 13 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 15 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 14 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 7 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 13 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 13 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 11 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 13 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 11 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 4 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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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is one great soup. I added 3 cups fresh spinach but did not add the tomatoes until after the lentils were completely done. It takes longer to cook the lentils if one adds the tomatoes at the beginning. Just add them about 5-10 min. before serving so that they get heated all the way through. - 2/6/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Great basic recipe. I substituted cubed butternut squash after I realized my daughter had polished off the carrots. Spiced it up with curry and smoked paprika. Delish! - 1/17/12

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  • Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I thought it was pretty good. Rest of the family wasn't too excited about it. They thought it was too bland. Not fans of beans, especially 'strange' ones. I would make it again and add some spices! - 3/11/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    i made this soup and all the family loved it - 3/3/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was my first time eating lentils and this recipe is great...even better the next day. I omitted the vinegar and ate it with brown rice or garlic bread...UM UM GOOD! - 12/11/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I take out half the quantity of soup, blend it then put it back in the pan again with the rest to reheat. - 10/10/08

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  • 2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I've been cooking lentils for years. You don't have to presoak them. I don't use broth-just water and season with pepper. I usually add broken up spaghetti to them. Yummy - 7/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Although my did not look like the picture when it was done(what ever does really) it was delicious! I wouldn't change a thing about the recipe. Although I wen with what a few other people said and did not soak the lentils over night. - 12/10/13

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  • O.K.
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    the picture is very offsetting... maybe do a real shot of the soup and not a generic found on the internet? I liked it, but wasn't thrilled. - 1/24/13

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Here is my variation: use water instead of broth = less sodium; I use no more than 1 tbsp of olive oil to 2.5-3 cup dry lentils (so 1/3 tbsp for this recipe)= less calories; I add 10 cloves of garlic at the end to keep the flavor fresh; skip the celery, bay leaf and vinegar; surprisingly flavorful. - 1/22/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    We really liked this one. It was incredibly easy to throw together with things we had on hand and a few minor substitutions (we only had tomatoes with spices, and we skipped the celery). I disagree with the reviewer who said you don't need the vinegar- it wakes up the flavor and is good! - 12/19/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    You do need to soak the lentils over night. I did not soak them and they where to hard. I added cider vicger and it made it aswome. I also added itlain seasoning, cerly, Next time I make it I think I will ad spinach, and maybe some sausage. - 8/16/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I loved it. But i am allergic to tomatoes so I left them out. Still very good. Hubby had three bowls. - 2/20/09

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  • 1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Too much sodium. - 2/20/09

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  • 1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Wow...the sodium level in this recipe is way too high. I'd make it, with modifications. - 2/20/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe for all of us vegetarians! Tasty way to add protein and fiber. - 2/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I am so glad to have found this recipe again! I ran across it about 6 months ago & loved it! I am making it tomorrow for dinner. I can't wait!! - 2/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! Thanks for sharing! We loved it! - 2/14/09

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  • 1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    what about reduced sodium vegetable broth? would that help the stats? - 1/21/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    delicious. I'll definitly make it again - 1/19/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was good. . . but kind of boring. I'm not sure if I'd bother making it again. - 1/18/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yummy - and SOOO easy to make! It's great to take to work for lunch the next day. I loved it! - 1/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is very,very good.A salad and a piece of bread.TA-DA! diner is ready. - 12/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    it is great... fantastic - 12/16/08

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  • 1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    There must be some way to lower the sodium content. A persons TOTAL sodium content should cap some where between 1500-2000mg daily. - 12/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is great! A real hearty soup and low cost. - 12/16/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Added some parsnip, brown rice and a drop of honey. Great one pot meal! - 12/11/08

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  • 1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    As is often the case, the sodium is a little high for me but that can be fixed. Otherwise, this sounds like a nice warm treat on a cold wintry night in Michigan!! - 12/11/08

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    little bland; needs something to spice it up. Easy to make tho. - 11/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is an awesome soup. Tastes better each day. The vinegar gives it tang. - 11/2/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was looking for a vegetable soup and came across this one. It is very good! My husband loves it! He says it reminds him of his mom's and thats saying something. - 10/27/08

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  • 1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    The nutritional information for this recipe makes no sense. The ingredients detail shows 0 servings and 0 quantity of each ingrdient, yet the nutritional info seems to be way higher in calories and fat than it should be for the servings/ingredients listed in the recipe. - 10/11/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We had never had lentils before and received lots of complaints before making the soup but lots of praise afterwards. Even my boy who thinks the word healthy is a swear word loved it. - 10/11/08

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  • 1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Entirely too much sodium for this recipe - 10/10/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    great taste and filling - 10/10/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    The pressure cooker works well for the first 10 minutes of cooking. Very good ! sunshine1_2. - 10/10/08

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My first time eating Lentils. Will make it again when the weather changes. - 9/3/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good! I have made this twice already and will definitely make it again! - 8/31/08

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  • 1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I would have to work on this before making it to reduce the sodium. NO recipe should run over 500 mg. of sodium per serving. This is NOT a healthy recipe for those of us with high blood pressure! - 8/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Lovely! All types of vegetables could be added to this fine recipe. Family and friend truly enjoyed this hearty, healthy meal.
    - 8/4/08

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Did not care for it. Should not have put the vinegar in it. - 7/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! Yummy! Yummy! My kind of soup. Added more herbs, but this will be a standard recipe. - 7/14/08

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  • 1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    sounds yummy but way to much sodium - 7/14/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is tasty, I threw some sliced sausage in it for more body...good!!! - 7/14/08

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I will make this, but I will use the No Salt Added tomatoes and make my own veggie broth. I also have HBP, and this amount of sodium in one serving is a KILLER!!! - 7/14/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this and thought it was very good. I'm sure even DH will like it! I made my own vegetable broth, so I'm sure the sodium content is lower than the recipe states, but that's okay- I would definitely make this again!! - 5/13/08

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  • 1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I like lentil soup but this has a lot of salt in it for me as I have high blood pressure. I would use reduced sodium broth, omit the tomatoes, add some herbs, and leave out the oil to reduce the fat. - 5/12/08

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  • Excellent recipe! - 11/26/14

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  • The nutrition in this is way off, 77 calories from canned vegetable soup??? That is probably where all the sodium is coming from. Also it says 1 serving, but the break down looks like 4, other then that it is a tasty soup good on a cold day and easy to make up. - 11/4/14

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  • Made this today for lunch and topped it with a little grated parmesan. - 3/10/14

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  • Very Good
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed this! I used mushrooms instead of tomatoes and Italian seasoning instead of the bay leaf. The vinegar added a perfect flavor, so much so that I think I will use water instead of broth next time to decrease the sodium. All in all it was a delicious and satisfying meal- guilt free! - 1/27/14

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  • Good
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this last week but I found the lentils to be harder after much longer cooking. I never used tomatoes in my soup or vinegar. I did soak the lentils. What would make them so hard after soaking and long cooking. I like it but DH did not I puréed most of it and have had it almost all week . - 1/8/14

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    The number of servings is incorrect, and some of the ingredients were entered with the wrong quantities, therefore, the nutritional information is incorrect as well. I got 8 servings of 1 cup each out of this recipe (the recipe calculates at only 1 serving), which is 88 calories...yay! - 1/7/14

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I have a question. At the top of the recipe and in the nutrition information, it says that this recipe makes 1 serving. At the bottom of the recipe instructions, it says it makes 4. Which is correct? And if it makes 4 servings instead of 1, wouldn't the nutrition information be incorrect? - 1/1/14

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Put all the ingredients (except salt & vinegar) into a crock pot- 5-6 hrs on high or 10-12 hrs on low. No need to soak lentils if you use crockpot. DO NOT add salt while the lentils are cooking, will make them tough. Add vinegar & salt after soup is done. (can also use apple cider vinegar) - 12/31/13

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Recipe sounds good. I can't wait to try it. - 12/31/13

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Tonight I fixed homemade soup.He ate earlier so I fixed myself a bowl of chicken soup with fresh vege's,some chicken and a few crackers,very good and nutritious also. - 12/31/13

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Regarding some of the comments below, sure you can cook lentils without soaking, but they are better digested if you do soak them. See the Weston A. Price Foundation for info on soaking legumes and nuts. - 12/5/13

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  • I believe the vinegar is more for the flavor though I think vinegar in some things helps to make calcium available. I don't know about calcium in lentils... - 10/23/13

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Recipe is a bit confusing for serving size. At the top it says one serving and at the bottom it says four. - 10/7/13

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love this soup. But, don't soak the lentils and DO reduce the sodium. Glen Muir Organic sells canned, no-salt diced tomatoes. Reduce the salt in the vegetable broth by adding a peeled potato (may be halved). The potato will take up the excess salt. Remove the potato when soup is done. - 9/27/13

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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I added oregano and basil. - 9/10/13

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  • This soup is delicious and filling. I have frozen 3 servings to use at another time - 6/26/13

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  • I loved this recipe! And ended up not putting in the vinegar from the reviews I read, I made this a couple weeks ago and believe I added extra veggies. But this will definitely be a keeper in my files. - 4/3/13

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    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    you can use fry light and omitthe oil for a lowfat version - 3/24/13

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  • 0 of 7 people found this review helpful
    i make it without the broth and without any veggies,,,but this one sounds yummy - 3/6/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Love it, I added mushrooms, kale, kelp, basil, oregano, braggs liquid aminos, thyme, savory and salt substitute. I forgot the tomatos, but it was still delicious. I was hungry for this tonight, sp I did not soak them, but just let them boil awhile longer before adding other ingredients. - 2/28/13

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  • Very good! My hubby doesn't like soup, but he liked this and my kids liked it too. Mine turned out more like a stew, which was not a problem. But if I want more of a soup consistency I will just use more broth. Thank you. - 1/11/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Two bowls equal 1-1/2 servings - 1/5/13

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  • 0 of 7 people found this review helpful
    what size is the serving? - 12/17/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The vinegar in this soup is a flavor enhancer not a preservative. - 11/7/12

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  • Good and easy to make. Very delicious!! - 10/25/12

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  • first time I ever tried lentils, was very good we will make this again. thanks - 10/25/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is a delicious lentil soup. You can change the vegetables
    to suit what you like and have on hand. I used chicken stock instead of vegetable broth because that's what I had. Also I used white wine instead of vinegar, again that's what I had on hand. In other word, the recipe is versatile. - 9/23/12

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  • This soup was so easy and delicious. At the last minute it seemed as though I had added too much liquid so I added a couple of tablespoons of dry instant potatoes. I used low sodium broth, low sodium tomatoes, and added no salt, using a no salt herb substitute instead. - 7/10/12

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