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Lentil Soup

Lentils are high in protein and more delicate tasting than beans. Keep leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Dish, Soups
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 213kcal


  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 Celery stalks
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup Canned lentils
  • 1 Can of vegetable
  • 1/2 pound Turkey or chicken sausage
  • 1/2 tablespoon Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dry thyme or Italian herbs
  • 1 bay leaf


  • Heat ½ tablespoon oil over medium heat in a large pot. Cook sausage (optional) 5-10 minutes until brown then remove from pot and set aside. Drain oil from pot.
  • Add remaining oil, onion, carrot, celery and garlic. Cook until soft, 5-8 minutes.
  • Add broth, sausage and bay leaf (optional). Boil moderately for 5 minutes.
  • Add lentils, reduce heat to low and simmer for 3-5 minutes (canned lentils are already cooked and will become mushy if cooked much longer).
  • Stir in vinegar (optional), season with salt and pepper to taste.


  • Chopped leek can be substituted for onion.
Serving size: 1 cup
Total calories: 213.2 Total fat: 8.1 g Saturated fat: 1.8 g Carbohydrates: 18 g Protein: 17.1 g Fiber: 6.3 g Sodium: 712.4 mg