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Minestrone Lentil Soup

Low Fat Recipe

Many healthy ingredients in this Minestrone Lentil Soup in addition to the lentils such as garlic, carrots, celery, vegetable broth and parsley seasoned with bay leaves and fresh thyme.

Minestrone Lentil Soup


2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups chopped onion
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
4 cloves garlic, chopped
3 carrots, diced
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup lentils, rinsed
2 bay leaves
8 sprigs parsley and 6 sprigs fresh thyme tied together
9 cups vegetable broth (or water if preferred)
2 cups cooked pasta
Salt and black pepper

Recipe Directions

Heat oil in a large stockpot over high heat. Add onion and saute until browned, stirring frequently.

Add tomato paste, chopped parsley garlic, carrots and celery and cook for 3 minutes. Add lentils, bay leaves, parsley-thyme sprigs and water and bring to boil.

Lower heat and simmer partially covered for 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove bay leaves and parsley-thyme sprigs and discard. Add pasta, heat through and serve.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 8 to 10 servings
Serving size: 8 ounces
Calories: 196; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 60mg; Carbohydrate: 32g; Protein: 10g; Fiber: 10g