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Simple Lentil Soup

Servings 4
Calories 290kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 medium stalk celery
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tsp cumin ground
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste no salt
  • 1 quart vegetable stock
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1 lemon

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot, add the onion, celery, and garlic, and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add the cumin and cook, stirring, for one minute longer.
  • Add the tomato paste, stir until smooth, and add the stock and lentils.
  • Bring just to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer, partially covered, for 20 minutes, or until the lentils are very soft.
  • Add 1 cup of water if the soup seems too thick.
  • Puree in batches in a food processor or blender, return to the pot, and stir in the lemon juice.
  • Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Simple Lentil Soup
Amount Per Serving (127 g)
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 230mg10%
Potassium 667mg19%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 17g71%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 14g28%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 25mg139%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.