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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 110.8
  • Total Fat: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 58.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.1 g
  • Protein: 5.4 g

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Life-saving Lentil Soup

Submitted by: SPCOOKBOOK
Life-saving Lentil Soup

Introduction

f/v 2
High fiber
vegetarian
kid-friendly

This soup truly is a lifesaver for busy families! On days that we are occupied with homework
and sports until dinnertime, I can mix this together in a flash and put everything in the slow cooker
before picking the boys up from school. When we arrive home at dinner time, there’s a warm meal
waiting for us to enjoy.
If I am making this soup in the spring or summer, lemon is a great way to finish the soup; when
it is cold outside I reach for the hot sauce!
f/v 2
High fiber
vegetarian
kid-friendly

This soup truly is a lifesaver for busy families! On days that we are occupied with homework
and sports until dinnertime, I can mix this together in a flash and put everything in the slow cooker
before picking the boys up from school. When we arrive home at dinner time, there’s a warm meal
waiting for us to enjoy.
If I am making this soup in the spring or summer, lemon is a great way to finish the soup; when
it is cold outside I reach for the hot sauce!

Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 onion, finely diced
    One 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, juice
    included
    One 6-ounce can tomato paste
    1⁄2 cup diced celery
    2 cups shredded carrots
    1 cup brown lentils
    1 tbsp Italian Herb Seasoning
    1⁄2 lemon, juiced, or 3 drops hot sauce

Directions

1. Place the onion, tomatoes, tomato paste,
celery, carrots, lentils, and herb seasoning in
the slow cooker. Add 5 cups water.
2. Set the cooker on low and slow cook for 4
hours. Just before serving add a squeeze of
lemon juice or a few drops of hot sauce to the
soup.






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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    It was the first recipe the my wife made for us out of the Sparkpeople Cook book. I was sooo good. We both agree it's a keeper! - 1/17/12

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    To use cooked lentils is wrong. They would be mush. Use uncooked. - 1/3/13

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  • Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Chef Meg's video shows 4 hours on HIGH, but the recipe says 4 hours on low. I followed the recipe and didn't have a meal for my family because the lentils were still hard. We also think it needs some salt. I think it will be better once the lentils are fully cooked and we add some salt. - 9/10/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Question regarding the 1 cup of lentils:
    Is that 1 cup of dry lentils? Or do you have to soak them first? - 1/18/12

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  • How much is a serving? A cup? I really don't want to have to measure out the whole recipe just to find out. Wish this information was included, it looks like a good recipe otherwise. - 11/4/13

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  • It does need to cook longer than 4 hours. It has a good taste to it. Going to serve an apple- turkey burger with it plus a small side salad to finish out the meal. - 9/22/13

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  • great for fibre intake.will be great for winter. - 9/11/13

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  • Not big soup eaters, having one meal is sufficient and since there are only two of us this would be too much. Could I half everything and then would it cook half the time? - 7/26/13

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  • Good Idea, I am gonna try it! - 3/18/13

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. I changed two things, added some salt and I had to cook it longer. It took longer than 4 hours on high in my crockpot (which is normally fine with recipes), so I'd plan for about another hour. Also different colors of lentils have different cooking times so watch out for that. - 9/20/12

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  • This recipe was so filling and I loved it! My family and I thank you! - 9/3/12

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  • I've made this -- the first Sparkpeople recipe I've tried and the first time I've cooked lentils. Are the lentils supposed to soften up? Mine haven't, but the flavor is really nice. I also like PeaceNonny's idea of replacing some of the carrots with corn. - 9/2/12

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  • This is really, really good !! I love soup. I hope I did this right.....I'm asuming the lentils are dry and Not cooked. Anyone know for sure? - 7/21/12

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  • I loved how easy this was to make. Full of flavor too. I'll definitely make this again soon! - 6/15/12

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  • This truley is a lifesaver! My co-worker brought in two boxes of doughnuts and pastries. Thank goodness I had a cup of what I call Lucious Lentil soup and it saved the day for me. - 5/15/12

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  • I used red lentils and added organic corn, instead of carrots. This is the best soup I've ever made! - 4/6/12

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  • I love it! Tastes good and is very filling. - 3/26/12

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