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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 103.9
  • Total Fat: 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 64.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.0 g
  • Protein: 3.7 g

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Traditional lentil soup

Submitted by: OLIVEME

Introduction

This is an easy, healthy lentil soup. I listed he grams I used along with the measurements but the calories are calculated using the grams. This makes about 3 litres or so depending on how much water cooks down etc. The 12 sevings are equal to 1 cup or 250 ml.
The spices I used can be varried and you can add different ones as you like. I sometimes add more spices while it is cooking and we like a bit of heat so I add some chilli flakesas well. Some people leave out the cinnemon but it is traditional to use it. You can use some chopped celery as well when you are cooking the onions.
This is a soup so you don't need to use the exact amounts of ingredients listed.
Soup makes a great snack in between meals for about 100 cals per cup! Lentils are very filling and have lots of fiber.

A sqeeze of lemon really brings out the flavour.
This is an easy, healthy lentil soup. I listed he grams I used along with the measurements but the calories are calculated using the grams. This makes about 3 litres or so depending on how much water cooks down etc. The 12 sevings are equal to 1 cup or 250 ml.
The spices I used can be varried and you can add different ones as you like. I sometimes add more spices while it is cooking and we like a bit of heat so I add some chilli flakesas well. Some people leave out the cinnemon but it is traditional to use it. You can use some chopped celery as well when you are cooking the onions.
This is a soup so you don't need to use the exact amounts of ingredients listed.
Soup makes a great snack in between meals for about 100 cals per cup! Lentils are very filling and have lots of fiber.

A sqeeze of lemon really brings out the flavour.

Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1 large onion chopped
    2.5 tbsp oil
    3 tbsp tomato paste
    1 tsp cinnemon
    1 tbsp ground corriander
    2 tsp ground cumin
    2 cups/ 340 grams brown lentils
    3 large/ 335 grams carrots chopped
    3 medium/ 320 grams diced potatoes
    3 cloves garlic chopped
    Chopped parsly.
    Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1. Heat oil and cook the onions on meduim heat until they are turning brown.
2. While the onions are cooking soak the lentils in warm water, chop the garlic, potatoes and carrots.
3. When the onions are turning brown add the tomato paste and mix in the spicesand garlic. Stir until the tomato paste is turning slighly brownish.
4. Add about 3 litres of water.
5. Drain and rinse the lentils and add the lentils and bay leaf to the pot.
6. Cook covered for about 40 min.
7. Add the potatoes and carrots and cook another 30 min or until they are soft.
8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
9. Serve with chopped parsly.



Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user OLIVEME.






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  • This is a really great recipe, but there is a problem with the nutritional data. The lentils used are COOKED lentils - this is a SparkRecipes problem. They do not label raw/cooked for most of the grains! If you check nutritional data online, you'll find the correct amount for raw lentils. Sorry! - 7/19/11

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  • sounds delicious. is there a serving size like 1 cup instead of serves 12 - 11/9/08

    Reply from OLIVEME (11/9/08)
    I made an adjustment to my intro. I don't know if you saw it. The soup makes about 3 litres depending on how thick or watery you make it. I calculated that 3 litres=12 cups and 1 cup/250 ml is one serving.


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