Lentil Soup


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 91.9
  • Total Fat: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 188.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.6 g
  • Protein: 4.9 g

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This soup is a favorite in the family. Add a different green or several for a new 'kick' to the soup. Especially good with warm whole grain bread on the side. This soup is a favorite in the family. Add a different green or several for a new 'kick' to the soup. Especially good with warm whole grain bread on the side.
Number of Servings: 6


    1 Tbsp. olive oil
    1 large onion,chopped
    1 stalk celery,chopped
    1 large carrot,chopped
    1 cloves garlic,minced
    1 1/4 cups dried lentils,washed and sorted
    6 cups vegetable stock or water (see my vegetable stock recipes)
    1 Tbsp. tamari (or soy sauce)
    4-5 greens (kale, collards,chard,spinach or other dark greens)


I prefer to cook the greens in advance and add them at the end when the soup is ready to eat, because cooking the raw greens right in the soup can impart a bitter flavor.

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion,celery,carrot,and garlic, cover for about 5 minutes.

Transfer the cooked vegetables to the slow-cooker and add the lentils,stock,and tamari. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Season with salt and pepper to your preference.

Meanwhile,or ahead of time, chop up the greens and boil for about 5 minutes in water. Add to the soup right before serving.

Slow-cooker: 4-6 quart
cook time: 8 hours
setting: low
serves: 6

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GROOVYKARMA1.


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  • Great reciepe, so easy to make. I did not have all the things I needed but it still turned out good. Thank you. - 6/6/10

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  • This was fabulous. I used canned veg broth but next time I am going to try GROOVYKARMA1's veggie stock too. - 3/23/09

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  • I loved this soup! My husband loved it, too! He's not crazy about vegetables, so I was nervous, but it was SO DELICIOUS he approved! - 2/6/09

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  • I was looking for a Lentil Soup recipe. This jumped off the page! I will be using mustard greens since that's what I have now. I will, also, be using miso instead of the tamari. Off to the kitchen I go... - 1/20/09

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  • Wow! I LOVED this soup! I used spinach because I've never cooked with any other greens. I'll probably try kate next time since I like the soup at Olive Garden that has sausage, potato and kale. Anyway, it made A LOT, too, so I have serving sizes in my fridge to have tomorrow and the next day. - 1/11/09

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  • I used this recipe as a base but changed a few ingredients. I added cabbage, edammame and red kidneys but had to omit the lentils because I was out of them. The soup was delicious and easy. A good base to clean out the veggie drawer in the fridge! - 1/5/09

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  • Am going to make it right now! - 1/5/09

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  • Loved it ...Thanls - 1/3/09

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  • i made this soup for christmas and everyone loved it i forgot to add the green veggies at the end but it was still very delicious! - 12/27/08

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  • I love Lentil soup.... i have got to try this one - 12/26/08

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  • Yummy - 12/17/08

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