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Satisfying Lentil Soup

 Satisfying Lentil Soup
Packed with a combination of flavorful ingredients, this heart healthy soup packs 15 g of fiber into each serving, and we're sure you'll go back for seconds! Edna Hoffman - Hebron, Indiana
10 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 65 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried lentils, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, saute the carrots, celery and onion in oil until
  • tender. Add the ginger, curry, garlic, cumin and coriander; cook and
  • stir 1 minute longer.
  • Add the water, broth and lentils; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover
  • and simmer for 50-55 minutes or until lentils are tender. Stir in
  • the cilantro, salt and pepper. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

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Satisfying Lentil Soup (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 203 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 415 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 15 g fiber, 14 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.