Lentil Soup With Ditalini (Aka, New Year's Soup) Recipe

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Lentil Soup With Ditalini (Aka, New Year's Soup)
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  1. Sautee pancetta (or ham) in olive oil over medium heat for a few minutes till it browns lightly.
  2. Add onion, celery and carrots, salt and pepper, and sautee till softened. Add garlic. Stir & continue cooking for a minute or two.
  3. Add lentils, herbs & salt and pepper, stir, and add about 6 cups of water. Bring to a boil and partially cover, then lower heat to the lowest simmer possible. Allow to simmer quietly & peacefully for 40-50 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Meanwhile, in a separate pot, cook ditalini according to box directions until al dente. Drain.
  5. Add diced tomatoes to soup, stir and continue cooking for about 10 minutes.
  6. Stir in cooked pasta to soup.
  7. Ladel soup into bowls, drizzle a little olive oil over the top, sprinkle some fresh cracked black pepper, and parmesean cheese. Eat it up with some crusty bread!
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 108.94 Kcal (456 kJ)
Calories from fat 56.86 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.32g 10%
Cholesterol 4.44mg 1%
Sodium 574.25mg 24%
Potassium 300.15mg 6%
Total Carbs 10.19g 3%
Sugars 3.59g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3.15g 13%
Protein 3.54g 7%
Vitamin C 10.5mg 17%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 5%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 58mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 90.29 Kcal (378 kJ)
Calories from fat 47.12 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.24g 10%
Cholesterol 3.68mg 1%
Sodium 475.91mg 24%
Potassium 248.75mg 6%
Total Carbs 8.44g 3%
Sugars 2.97g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2.61g 13%
Protein 2.94g 7%
Vitamin C 8.7mg 17%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 48.1mg 6%

* 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

  • 2.1
  • 3

Good Points

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

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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