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Feel-better lentil soup

Feel-better lentil soup
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  • 450 g canned brown lentils rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup leek thinly sliced, white part only
  • 2 carrot horizontally sliced
  • 2 sticks celery thinly sliced
  • 400 g diced tomatoes can
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp salt Kosher or sea salt
  • ground black pepper (5 twists)
  • 2 tsp sherry vinegar optional


  • 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.


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.

Please note the serving size listed is to be used as a guide only. Consider your own individual nutrient and carbohydrate requirements and adjust the serving size as required. If you are unsure of your requirements consult an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) for personalises advice.

Nutritional information (per serve)

Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 7g | Fiber: 8g
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