Hearty Lentil and Vegetable Soup

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Hearty Lentil and Vegetable Soup makes the perfect weeknight meal. It’s easy to cook and stuffed with wonderful nutrients your body needs. This recipe merges the flavorful, soul-soothing taste of vegetable soup with hearty, protein-packed lentils. The meatless soup also incorporates warm, chewy vegetables and delicious garnishes.

Lentils top the charts when it comes to superfoods. These small but mighty members of the legume family offer a host of health benefits, including stabilizing blood sugar levels and lowering cholesterol. This lentil and vegetable soup is the perfect meal to whip up on a chilly day, certain to satisfy any hunger pains.

Hearty Lentil and Vegetable Soup

Hearty Lentil and Vegetable Soup

Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups | Calories: 240 | Total Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 73 mg | Carbohydrates: 36 g | Fiber: 6 g | Sugars: 3 g | Protein: 15 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6 |

Ingredients

  • 4 cups (1 quart) low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cups brown lentils
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. Add carrots, celery, and onions to olive oil in the bottom of a medium soup pot. Cook for about 5 minutes until onions are softened and translucent. Add garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Add broth, lentils, bay leaf, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  2. Bring to a simmer and allow to cook for 25 to 30 minutes, until lentils are cooked through and vegetables have softened. Enjoy!
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2 Comments on "Hearty Lentil and Vegetable Soup"

  1. Monica MeGown  September 7, 2019

    Could this soup be prepared earlier in the week and stored in fridge? I usually meal prep on Sundays but wouldn’t eat the soup until Thursday. Would this keep well in fridge for that long?

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    • Nichole Furlong  September 7, 2019

      Yes, this soup will definitely keep for up to a week in the fridge. The soup can also be frozen if needed to keep for a longer period of time.

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