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VEGETABLE LENTIL SOUP

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups diced carrots (3 medium)
  • 1 1/2 cups diced yellow onions (1 medium)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic (4 cloves)
  • 4 (14.5 oz) cans vegetable broth
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/4 cups dried brown lentils , rinsed and picked over
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups diced zucchini (1 medium)
  • 2 cups packed chopped kale or spinach
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Parmesan cheese , for serving (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add carrots and onions and saute 2 minutes then add garlic and saute 2 minutes longer.
  3. Pour in vegetable broth and tomatoes. Add in lentils, basil, oregano, thyme and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 35 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add in zucchini and kale and simmer 10 minutes longer, if using spinach wait to add it until the last 2 minutes.

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  6. Stir in lemon juice and add up to 1 cup of water to thin as needed (as the soup rests the lentils soak up more of the broth).

NUTRITION FACTS

Amount Per Serving
Calories 300Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Sodium 1323mg58%
Potassium 1252mg36%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 16g67%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 10765IU215%
Vitamin C 79.9mg97%
Calcium 168mg17%
Iron 6.1mg
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