Soup's On! Recipe For Lentil Vegetable Soup


Warm up on a chilly winter day with this delicious soup.

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup carrots, cut crosswise into 1/2 inch slices
4 cloves garlic, crushed
4 cups shredded cabbage
1 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes (3 medium potatoes)
6 1/2 cups water
1 15 ounce can salt-free (or regular) tomato sauce
1 cup lentils, uncooked
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat . Add onion, celery, carrots, and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, 10 minutes. Add small amounts of water as necessary, about a tablespoon at a time, to prevent sticking.

Add remaining ingredients, except salt and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 1 hour or until vegetables are tender. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Remove and discard bay leaf before serving. Makes about 10 servings, about 1 1/3 cups per serving.


Each serving has:
150 calories
8g protein
1g total fat 9Og sat. fat)
28 g carbohydrate
34mg sodium
0 mg cholesterol