Italian Green Lentil Soup

Italian Green Lentil Soup
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 175.9
  • Total Fat: 5.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 616.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.5 g
  • Protein: 9.5 g

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Introduction

Green lentils simmered in Italian stewed tomatoes and beef stock with cremini mushrooms, garlic and onions. Hearty and filling without the guilt! Green lentils simmered in Italian stewed tomatoes and beef stock with cremini mushrooms, garlic and onions. Hearty and filling without the guilt!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 32oz carton of low sodium stock
    1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
    1 28 oz cans whole San Marzano tomatoes, squished
    1 14 oz can Italian style stewed tomatoes
    1 lb dried green lentils
    1 package cremini mushrooms, chopped roughly
    1 medium/large onion, sliced thinly
    4-5 cloves of garlic, smashed
    3T olive oil
    2T balsamic vinegar
    1-2 sprinkles dried oregano

Directions

Heat olive oil over medium-high heat.

Saute mushrooms and onions until tender, about 3 minutes. Reduce heat.

Add garlic and balsamic vinegar. Simmer for 1 additional minute.

Add stock and tomatoes, and make sure to squeeze the whole tomatoes so they separate in the soup better. You can do this with your hands.

Finally, add the lentils and reduce heat to low. Allow to simmer for at least 3 hours over medium heat, stirring every once in a while.

Towards the end of cooking, check seasonings. Depending on what kind of stock you use you may want to add some salt. I use Kitchen Basics and I never need to add additional salt.

This makes 8 heaping cups. I like to serve this with whole wheat crackers and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.


Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ALY__G.

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