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Updated June 1, 2018
This deliciously easy
Lentil Soup recipe is a one-pot wonder!
Quick to throw together, it requires little vigilance until ready to serve.
Simple to make.
Easy to clean up after.
If you love lots of leftovers, then you will have plenty to feast on later.
It is a soup that gets better with age and it freezes well.
Lentils are High Value Nutrition
Lentils’ true worth shines as an ideal ingredient to stretch precious dollars budgeted for high quality meat protein foods usually served as main courses.
Lentils are a rich vegetable protein source, high in fiber with plenty of iron and folic acid.
Their low calorie and low fat content make them a perfect food for weight loss diets.
While lentils are considered a meat substitute, they lack some of the essential amino acids and other nutrition, making them unequal to meat protein sources.
It is important to serve lentils with meat or another complete protein food added to the meal as you would with any legume main dish.
To enhance flavor and nutrition, consider choosing organic ingredients when you make this easy
Lentil Soup recipe. Easy Lentil Soup Recipe Menu Ideas
Creative food choices compliment the protein in lentils and provide all the essential amino acids, plus the complete nutrition required to build health.
Use the menu ideas below to cook up yummy meals your family will love.
Easy Lentil Soup Recipe
Love this recipe! Talk about satisfying comfort food; all healthy meals should taste this good!
Yield: 12 servings
5 thick gluten-free bacon slices, diced
6 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup carrots, chopped
3/4 cup celery, chopped
3/4 cup onion, chopped
10 cups beef broth
1 cup lentils (brown, green, red or yellow)
1 teaspoon salt
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon dried thyme herb
pinch grated nutmeg
3/4 cup potatoes, peeled and diced
2 tablespoons cold water
2 tablespoons potato starch
1. In a Dutch oven over medium high heat, melt butter.
2. Add bacon, butter, carrots, celery and onion, and sauté until vegetables are tender.
3. Place lentils in a strainer, rinse with cold water and drain.
4. Add beef broth, lentils, salt, bay leaves, thyme, nutmeg and potatoes.
5. Cover with lid ajar and simmer for 45 minutes, or until lentils are tender; stir occasionally.
6. In a small bowl, combine water and potato starch.
7. Stir starch mixture into hot soup and cook until thickened, about 1 to 2 minutes.
8. Serve hot.
Note: use volume-based imperial/metric measuring spoons and dry measuring cups marked in milliliters; see Kitchen Equipment and Tools .
5 thick gluten-free bacon slices, diced 90 ml butter 180 ml carrots, chopped 180 ml celery, chopped 180 ml onion, chopped 2.5 liters beef broth 250 ml lentils (brown, green, red or yellow) 5 ml salt 2 bay leaves 15 ml fresh thyme leaves or 5 ml dried thyme herb pinch grated nutmeg 180 ml potatoes, peeled and diced 30 ml cold water 30 ml potato starch
In a Dutch oven over medium high heat, melt butter. Add bacon, butter, carrots, celery and onion, and sauté until vegetables are tender. Place lentils in a strainer, rinse with cold water and drain. Add beef broth, lentils, salt, bay leaves, thyme, nutmeg and potatoes. Cover with lid ajar and simmer for 45 minutes, or until lentils are tender; stir occasionally. In a small bowl, combine water and potato starch. Stir starch mixture into hot soup and cook until thickened, about 1 to 2 minutes. Serve hot.
Combine all ingredients in slow cooker crock. Cover and cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours or until lentils are tender.
Vegan Lentil Soup
Omit bacon and butter. Add 6 tablespoons vegetable oil. Omit beef broth. Add 10 cups vegetable broth. Prepare and cook as directed in key recipe.
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Easy Lentil Soup Recipe