I often make this soup when I need some fast and delicious comfort food. It is incredibly easy to prepare and no animals are harmed in its creation! Follow the recipe for a super quick and yummy stew ( you can add extra broth if you want it to be more soup like. I also like to add mushrooms in with the carrots.)
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 carrot sliced
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup dry lentils
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme
- 2 bay leaves
- dash salt
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
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 salt.
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 4 servings of lentil soup.
Nutrition Facts (from Calorie Count) One serving provides approximately:
Calories: 230, Calories from Fat: 27
Total Fat: 3.0g, 5% Saturated Fat: 0.7g, 3%
Cholesterol: 0mg, 0%
Sodium: 852mg, 36%
Total Carbohydrates: 33.0g, 11%
Dietary Fiber: 15.6g, 62%
Vitamin A 37%, Vitamin C 12%, Calcium 5%, Iron 28%, Based on a 2000 calorie diet