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Italian-Style Lentil Soup Recipe
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Italian-Style Lentil Soup Recipe

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“I like to serve lentils often because they are inexpensive and nutritious. I sometimes add them to my homemade spaghetti sauce and serve over noodles.” Rachel Keller - Roanoke, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 5-1/4 cups water
  • 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium beef bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 122 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 420 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 starch.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan coated with cooking spray, saute the onions, celery and carrot in oil until almost tender. Stir in the water, lentils, parsley, bouillon and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until lentils are tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in the tomato paste, vinegar, brown sugar and salt; heat through. Sprinkle each serving with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Italian-Style Lentil Soup in Healthy Cooking December/January 2009, p24

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 122 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 420 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 starch.

Reviews for Italian-Style Lentil Soup(6)

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Reviewed Sep. 21, 2011

I was pleasantly surprised by the flavor of this soup! I've never cooked lentils before, but my husband and I really enjoyed this nice, low-cal addition to dinner.

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Reviewed May. 9, 2011

This was my first time cooking with lentils and I really enjoyed this soup and will make it again!!

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Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

Yes I've made it multiple times and have given containers of it to family and friends. They loved it!!!!

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Reviewed Oct. 4, 2009

Tasty, simple to make, nutritious!

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Reviewed Jan. 27, 2009

This soup is wonderful and is a nice low-calorie lunch!

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