Orange-Scented Lentil Soup Recipe

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Orange-Scented Lentil Soup
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  1. Warm the oil or melt the butter in a large Dutch oven or soup pot over low heat.
  2. Toss in the onions, celery (including the leaves), and carrot; stir the vegetables until they glisten, then cover the pot and cook, stirring often, until they soften but don't color, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add in the broth, lentils, citrus peel, peppercorns, coriander, clove, and ginger; increase heat and bring to a boil.
  4. Decrease heat so that the broth just simmers, put the cover on the pot, and gently simmer until the lentils are so soft you can mash them with the back of a spoon, 60-90 minutes.
  5. After the soup has simmered for about 45 minutes, season it with salt and pepper.
  6. Working in batches, puree the soup-spices, celery leaves, orange peel, and all-in a blender or food processor; or use an immersion blender.
  7. Wipe out the pot and pour the soup back into it, and reheat.
  8. Ladle the soup into plates or bowls; garnish each with a dollop of yogurt, and sprinkle with bacon, if desired.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 222.77 Kcal (933 kJ)
Calories from fat 81.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.02g 14%
Sodium 891.77mg 37%
Potassium 636.37mg 14%
Total Carbs 23.99g 8%
Sugars 1.67g 7%
Dietary Fiber 11.45g 46%
Protein 9.02g 18%
Vitamin C 19.8mg 33%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 2.6mg 14%
Calcium 52.1mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 65.2 Kcal (273 kJ)
Calories from fat 23.76 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.64g 14%
Sodium 260.99mg 37%
Potassium 186.24mg 14%
Total Carbs 7.02g 8%
Sugars 0.49g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3.35g 46%
Protein 2.64g 18%
Vitamin C 5.8mg 33%
Iron 0.8mg 14%
Calcium 15.2mg 5%

* 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

  • 4.4
  • 5

Good Points

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

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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