Lentil & Escarole Soup (Cook's Illustrated) Recipe

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Lentil & Escarole Soup (Cook's Illustrated)
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  1. Heat the olive oil in a 6 qt heavy sauce pan or dutch oven over medium heat until it starts to shimmer.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, celery, carrot, parsley and 3/4 teaspoon of salt. Cook until the vegetables are soft and reduced - about 15 -20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Increase the heat to medium high, add the broth, water, tomatoes, lentil, Parmesan rind & bay leaves and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 1 hour - 1 1/4 hours until the lentils are soft.
  5. Stir in escarole and cook for about 5 minutes until wilted. Salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and grated Parmesan cheese.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 289.31 Kcal (1211 kJ)
Calories from fat 121.52 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.5g 21%
Cholesterol 4.14mg 1%
Sodium 525.94mg 22%
Potassium 719.11mg 15%
Total Carbs 29.62g 10%
Sugars 2.44g 10%
Dietary Fiber 12.76g 51%
Protein 16.31g 33%
Vitamin C 8.9mg 15%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 3.2mg 18%
Calcium 127.3mg 13%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 61.46 Kcal (257 kJ)
Calories from fat 25.82 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.87g 21%
Cholesterol 0.88mg 1%
Sodium 111.73mg 22%
Potassium 152.76mg 15%
Total Carbs 6.29g 10%
Sugars 0.52g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2.71g 51%
Protein 3.47g 33%
Vitamin C 1.9mg 15%
Iron 0.7mg 18%
Calcium 27.1mg 13%

* 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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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.1
  • 7

Good Points

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

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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