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Lentil Soup

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 4
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Ingredients

1
cup lentils
2
tablespoons olive oil
1
garlic clove, finely chopped
1
carrot, diced
1
chorizo, finely sliced
3
cups water
1
bay leaf
Salt, to taste

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
304.7
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13.1g
20%
Saturated Fat
3.2g
16%
Cholesterol
13.2mg
4%
Sodium
787.4mg
33%
Total Carbohydrate
32.5g
11%
Dietary Fiber
5.6g
22%
Sugars
1.7g
Protein
15.6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
5.60%
6%
Calcium
3.10%
3%
Iron
19.60%
20%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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Serve with a side of white rice.

Directions

  • 1 Rinse the lentils and leave them soaking over night.
  • 2 In a pot on medium high heat, add oil, garlic, carrots, drained lentils and chorizo. Sauté for 5 minutes.
  • 3 Add enough water to cover lentils and add the bay leaf and salt. Cover with a lid and let cook on low heat for 20 minutes.
  • 4 Serve and enjoy.

During winter months, there’s nothing more comforting than enjoying hearty stews and soups. One of the more popular recipes in my family and one that always reminds me of winter, is lentil soup. This lentil dish goes great with a side of white rice or on its own. You can also make it a vegetarian dish by leaving out the chorizo or replacing it with soy chorizo.

Rate and Comment

Natalia Carter Natalia Carter
September 20, 2016

During winter months, there’s nothing more comforting than enjoying hearty stews and soups. One of the more popular recipes in my family and one that always reminds me of winter, is lentil soup. This lentil dish goes great with a side of white rice or on its own. You can also make it a vegetarian dish by leaving out the chorizo or replacing it with soy chorizo.