Simple and Tasty Lentil Soup



• 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 large onion, chopped
• 3 garlic cloves, chopped
• 2 carrots, chopped (1 cup)
• 1/2 cup chopped fresh or canned tomato
• 1 celery rib, chopped
• 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 cup dried lentils
• 4 cups water
• 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1) Heat oil in a 4- to 5-quart heavy saucepan over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then sauté onion, stirring, until golden, about 5 minutes.
2) Add garlic, carrots, tomato, celery, cumin, and salt and sauté, stirring, 2 minutes.
3) Add lentils, water, and broth and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender, about 20 minutes.
4) Stir in parsley, then season with salt and pepper.
YIELD: 8 servings (1 cup each)

A simple, quick to prepare, tasty lentil soup that you’ll make over and over again. Recipe was adapted from one in the September 2002 Gourmet magazine.

• Try specialty lentil varieties, such as Petite Crimson or Black Beluga from
• For a vegetarian variation, substitute vegetable broth for the
chicken broth.
• Substitute (or add) other roots vegetables (like parsnips, turnips, or sweet potatoes) for the carrots.

Nutrition Analysis
Serving Size: 1 cup Total Carb: 18.7 g
Calories: 118 Dietary Fiber: 8.3 g
Total Fat: 1.5 g Sodium: 186 mg
Calories from Fat: 11.7% Protein: 7.7 g
Saturated Fat: 0.2 g Calcium: 38.0 mg
Trans Fat: 0.0 g Iron: 2.3 mg
Source: Timeless Natural Foods

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