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Easy Lentil Soup

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Ingredients
  Split red lentils 8 Ounce (225 gram)
  Butter/Margarine 1 Ounce (30 gram)
  Onion 1 Medium, finely chopped
  Celery stalks 2 , finely diced
  Carrots 2 , finely diced
  Lemon 1 , rind grated
  Light vegetable stock 2 Pint (1150 milliliter)
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
Directions

1. Pick over the lentils and remove any stones. Rinse well.
2. Heat the butter or margarine in a pan and saute the onion for 2-3 minutes.
3. Add the diced celery and carrots and let the vegetables sweat for 5-10 minutes.
4. Stir in the lentils, add the lemon rind, stock and salt and pepper to taste.
5. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
6. Roughly blend the soup in a liquidiser; it should not be too smooth.
7. Check the seasoning and reheat gently.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Soup
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Lentil
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 281 Calories from Fat 59

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g10.3%

Saturated Fat 3.8 g19%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 15.2 mg5.1%

Sodium 588.8 mg24.5%

Total Carbohydrates 44 g14.6%

Dietary Fiber 7 g27.9%

Sugars 5.1 g

Protein 14 g28.4%

Vitamin A 107.4% Vitamin C 29.1%

Calcium 4.2% Iron 2.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Easy Lentil Soup Recipe