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Feel-better lentil soup

Feel-better lentil soup
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Ingredients

  • 450 g Lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup Thinly sliced leek, white part only
  • 2 Medium carrots, horizontally sliced
  • 2 Medium stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Italian diced peeled tomatoes and juice
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 tsp Salt (Kosher or sea salt)
  • 5 Twists freshly cracked pepper
  • 2-3 teaspoons Sherry vinegar (optional)
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Method

  • Combine all ingredients in a large soup pot (except vinegar if using).
  • Add 10 cups of cold water. Cover and bring to a boil (takes approximately 20 minutes). Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until lentils are tender. Correct seasonings.
  • Stir in vinegar if using. Mix well. Serve hot.

Notes

Energy per serve: 290kJ
This Recipe is reproduced with permission from American dietitian and author of the best-selling Good Carbs, Bad Carbs, Johanna Burani. Photography by Sergio Burani.

Nutritional information (per serve)
Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 7g | Fiber: 8g
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