Golden Red Lentil Soup Recipe

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Golden Red Lentil Soup
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  1. Heat the oil in a very large stockpot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the celery, carrots, and onions.
  3. Saute until the onions are light caramel color, about 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in the lentils and rice and the water.
  5. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat, about 20 minutes.
  6. Reduce the heat to medium-low.
  7. Cover and simmer until the lentils are very soft, stirring occasionally, about 25 minutes.
  8. Stir in the lemon pepper, seasoned salt, salt, black pepper, and cumin.
  9. Simmer uncovered until the flavors blend, the lentils have fallen apart, and the mixture thickens slightly, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.
  10. Stir in the lemon juice.
  11. Season the soup to taste with more salt and pepper, if desired.
  12. Ladle the soup into bowls. Garnish with Italian parsley sprigs and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 279.59 Kcal (1171 kJ)
Calories from fat 52.89 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.88g 9%
Cholesterol 0.89mg 0%
Sodium 1541.06mg 64%
Potassium 795.75mg 17%
Total Carbs 41.1g 14%
Sugars 4.57g 18%
Dietary Fiber 19.89g 80%
Protein 16.18g 32%
Vitamin C 10mg 17%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 8%
Iron 4.7mg 26%
Calcium 104.9mg 10%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 52.79 Kcal (221 kJ)
Calories from fat 9.99 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.11g 9%
Cholesterol 0.17mg 0%
Sodium 290.99mg 64%
Potassium 150.25mg 17%
Total Carbs 7.76g 14%
Sugars 0.86g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3.76g 80%
Protein 3.05g 32%
Vitamin C 1.9mg 17%
Iron 0.9mg 26%
Calcium 19.8mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.3
  • 6

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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