Lentil Soup with Chard & Orzo

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 199.7
  • Total Fat: 5.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 749.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.3 g
  • Protein: 8.0 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    2 T olive oil
    1 sm. yellow onion, minced
    1 med. carrot, grated
    1/3 c. minced celery
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    7 c. water
    1 1/4 c. dried brown lentils, picked over & rinsed
    2 T tomato paste
    1/2 c. dry red wine
    1/3 c. minced fresh parsley leaves
    1/2 t. minced fresh thyme leaves or 1/4 t. dried
    1 bay leaf
    Salt & freshly ground black pepper
    2 c. coarsely chopped Swiss chard (tough stems removed)
    1/2 c. orzo


Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, celery, & garlic. Cover & cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add water, lentils, tomato paste, wine parsley, thyme, bay leaf, & salt & pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low & simmer, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender, about 30 minutes.
About 10 minutes before end of cooking time, remove the bay leaf & stir in the chard.
Meanwhile, cook the orzo in a pot of boiling water, stirring occasionally, until al dente, about 5 minutes. When ready to serve, stir the cooked orzo into the hot soup, then ladle immediately into bowls.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CARLASKIS.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Thank you, I love soup - 7/12/21

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    Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 12/28/20

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    Will try - 4/25/20

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    Delicious - 6/1/18

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    I made this soup and it is very flavorful. I did use low sodium chicken broth and an extra 1/4 cup of wine (and that changes the calories). But, a little goes along way with this soup in satisfying hunger. Plus my non-bean/legume husband tried and really liked it. - 9/15/14