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Vegetarian Lentil Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound dried green lentils, sorted and rinsed
  • 2 carrots, washed, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks of celery, washed and diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme (or more to taste)
  • 1-2 bay leaf
  • 32 ounces low sodium vegetable broth
  • Olive oil
  • (Salt optional)
  • Black pepper to taste

 

Rinse and sort lentils and set aside

Heat oil in a pot and add onion, stir on medium heat 2-3 minutes then add carrots and celery and sauté another 3-4 minutes. Add in lentils and broth and bay leaf and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer ~30 minutes until lentils are tender. Add thyme and adjust seasoning.

 

Serve with a salad for a complete meal.

 

Nutrition Information:

270 calories    4g fat   0mg cholesterol          155+ mg sodium         41g carbohydrate

8g fiber            8g protein

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