Red Lentil Soup With Lemon Recipe

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  1. For homemade vegetable stock:
  2. Place leek in an 8- to 10-quart pan. Add onions, carrots, celery, mushrooms, tomatoes, fennel, parsley, thyme, oregano, peppercorns, salt and enough water to cover vegetables (about 2 qt.). Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 2 hours, adding water as needed to keep vegetables barely covered.
  3. Line a colander with a layer of cheesecloth (or use a large, fine wire strainer); set over a large bowl. Pour stock mixture into colander and drain vegetables well; discard vegetables. Reserve stock for use.
  4. For Lentil Soup:
  5. In a large pot, heat 3 tablespoons oil over high heat until hot and shimmering. Add onion and garlic, and sauté until golden, about 4 minutes.
  6. Stir in tomato paste, cumin, salt, black pepper and chili powder or cayenne, and sauté for 2 minutes longer.
  7. Add broth, 2 cups water, lentils and carrot. Bring to a simmer, then partially cover pot and turn heat to medium-low. Simmer until lentils are soft, about 30 minutes. Taste and add salt if necessary.
  8. Using an immersion or regular blender or a food processor, purée half the soup then add it back to pot. Soup should be somewhat chunky.
  9. Reheat soup if necessary, then stir in lemon juice and cilantro. Serve soup drizzled with good olive oil and dusted lightly with chili powder if desired.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 255.03 Kcal (1068 kJ)
Calories from fat 59.26 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.58g 10%
Cholesterol 0.82mg 0%
Sodium 320.97mg 13%
Potassium 1012.52mg 22%
Total Carbs 40.75g 14%
Sugars 13.82g 55%
Dietary Fiber 12.97g 52%
Protein 10.19g 20%
Vitamin C 22.7mg 38%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 12%
Iron 5mg 28%
Calcium 117.2mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 55.52 Kcal (232 kJ)
Calories from fat 12.9 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.43g 10%
Cholesterol 0.18mg 0%
Sodium 69.88mg 13%
Potassium 220.44mg 22%
Total Carbs 8.87g 14%
Sugars 3.01g 55%
Dietary Fiber 2.82g 52%
Protein 2.22g 20%
Vitamin C 4.9mg 38%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 12%
Iron 1.1mg 28%
Calcium 25.5mg 12%

* 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

  • 4.8
  • 6

Good Points

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

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