Lemon Lentil Soup
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
- 1 cup chopped leeks (white portion only)
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 can (15 ounces) tomato puree
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 1/4 cup chopped peeled parsnips
- 2 tablespoons dried basil
- 8 cups water
- 1-1/2 cups dried lentils, rinsed
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon dill weed
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- In a large saucepan, saute leeks in oil until tender. Add the next five ingredients; saute for 3-4 minutes. Add water; bring to a boil. Add lentils and bay leaves. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Stir in lemon zest, salt, dill and pepper; simmer 30 minutes longer or until lentils are tender. Discard bay leaves. Stir in lemon juice.
Nutrition Facts1-1/2 cups: 248 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 637mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 14g fiber), 14g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.
Oct 8, 2018
This is a very flavorful soup I did not want to stop eating. It is amazing to think that I used to not like lentils. What I did not have enough of with some vegetables, I made up for with more of other vegetables in the recipe.
Aug 26, 2013
Very good and flavorful. I used onion (did not have leeks), used 1 sweet potato instead of parsnips and I used red lentils instead of the regular brown ones. I was leary about using all of the lemon juice so I only added half and then tasted and decided to add the rest, it adds a nice balanced flavor. Very hearty. I don't think you'll be disappointed with this soup.