Lentil Soup

Dual Mom here. There's nothing like a warm bowl of soup on a cold winter day. Soups make a great meal because there are always leftovers for lunches during the week. This lentil soup is absolutely delicious, and is one of those things that actually tastes better the next day.

2 tsp vegetable oil

1 large onion, diced
2 carrots sliced
8 cups vegetable broth - low sodium
2 cups dry lentils ( I use red lentil from Bulk Barn)
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp dried thyme
4 bay leaves
1 cabbage head
2 tbsp lemon juice

Preparation:

In a large pot, sautee the onions and carrot in the vegetable oil for 3-5 minutes until onions turn clear.
Add the vegetable broth, lentils, pepper, thyme, bay leaves and cabbage.

Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook until lentils are soft, about 45 minutes. Remove bay leaves and stir in lemon juice before serving. Makes 8 servings of lentil soup.
Each serving contains:


Calories 111.2 Total Fat 0.5 g Saturated Fat 0.1 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g Cholesterol 0.0 mg Sodium 144.7 mg Potassium 534.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 21.7 g Dietary Fiber 7.9 g Sugars 3.0 g Protein 6.3 g

Vitamin A 79.5 %
Vitamin B-6 12.0 %
Vitamin C 54.3 %
Vitamin E 1.6 %
Calcium 8.1 %
Copper 8.5 %
Folate 34.4 %
Iron 14.3 %
Magnesium 9.2 %

This is a versatile recipe, I've been known to throw some brocolli in toward the end of the cooking. You can add your favorite veggies. Lentils are full of fibre and extremely good for you.

7 comments:

Mad Woman said...

I'm thinking if I add a bunch of garlic to that, I might actually eat it :-)

Trac~ said...

This looks like a very delicious recipe! I would take out some of the veggies though (i.e. - cabbage) but other than that - it sounds YUMMY! Thanks for sharing! :o)

Big Boops said...

Ooooh! I will try it this weekend. We are supposed to have bad weather here and this will be perfect. I have been trying most of the other recipes and LOVE them. You ladies rock!

Sandra said...

I love soup and I love lentils and cabbage so what better way to get them both in. I've been looking for something to do with my other head of cabbage from my delivery (cause I'm getting another one today). I'm making it this weekend!
Thanks for sharing.

Daffy said...

Looking forward to trying this one. Doesn't look as though I could screw it up too badly....

The Blue Zoo said...

Huh....Lentils and cabbage? I dont know.... I will have to try it!

Hillbilly Duhn said...

I love lentil soup. Well, I love mine..lol - I prepare it pretty close to the above, except I omit the cabbage & lemon juice, and add celery, garlic, diced tomatoes and mix in a bit of worcheshire sauce. If I'm feelin crazy, I throw in green beans or brocoli something green.

I say Yay! to Lentil Soup!!