Simple Lentil Soup

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Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1-2 carrots, diced
  • 1-2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 pound dried lentils
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes (no salt added, if possible)
  • 8 cups water or low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (optional)

Instructions

1. Place all ingredients in a large saucepan with a tight-fitting lid.

2. Bring to a rapid simmer, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes until lentils and vegetables are tender, but lentils still hold their shape.

GREAT ADDITIONS/SUBSTITUTIONS

Replace some of the ground meat in recipes with cooked lentils. You’ll add fiber and other nutrients while reducing calories and fat.

Nutritional Information

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