Lentil Vegetable Soup

Lentil Vegetable Soup
Makes: 6 servings
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Enjoy this hearty vegetable and lentil soup, packed with lentils, celery, onion, and tomato sauce, on a cold winter's evening.


1 cup lentils (dry)
5 cups water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon onion (finely chopped)
1 cup tomato sauce (canned)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or 1 garlic clove)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 celery stalk (chopped)
2 tablespoons vinegar


1. Sort lentils.

2. Place lentils in deep pot with water. Bring to a boil and add all ingredients except vinegar.

3. Reduce heat and cover.

4. Cook slowly for 1 hour, adding more water if necessary.

5. Add vinegar.

6. Remove garlic and bay leaf before serving.



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I increased the amount of onion and celery and also added carrots to make the soup more filling without adding too many more calories. Great in cool/cold weather!
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