Lentil Soup- delicious, cheap, and meatless

What has less than one gram of saturated fat per serving?  16 grams of fiber (that’s 63% of your daily value)? 18 grams of protein?  and loads of folate and iron???  LENTILS (:  

I feel like Lentils get an unnecessarily bad rap.  They are truly an incredible food and definitely pack a lot of protein –  18 grams per serving in fact and that is over a third of what the average person needs daily.  impressive.  

AND I have a delicious soup so you can give lentil’s a second try (if you were weary of them prior) and be hooked for life.  
a caveat before you get going:  this isn’t a soupy soup – it’s hardy.  i am not the biggest fans of watery soups so here you go sweet hearts:

This is what you’ll need for dinner for four (or in our case for two, and leftovers for lunch):

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 white onion
3 big carrots
2 cups of lentil’s
1 chicken bullion cube
5 and a half cups of water
1 cup of cherry tomatoes
2 potatoes 
2 cloves of garlic
a couple sprinkles of dried basil
a couple sprinkles of pepper

chop up the veggies and pour olive oil into your pot.  stir it around every once in a while.  Add garlic, basil, pepper.  Once everything is a little sauted you should pour 5 and a half cups of water into the pot & the chicken bullion cube, then the 2 cups of lentil’s.  Let it sit and check on it every ten minutes or so for the next 50 minutes.  And then- you’re done! enjoy!!  

Watch Food, Inc. if you need more reasons to eat your veggies and cut down on the meat.  or check out this article here!
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  • Reply Lynzy

    This sounds delicious, I will definitely be making this 🙂

    June 10, 2010 at 7:30 pm
  • Reply Sarah Tucker

    ooo let me know how it goes. it's so delicious. and even better the next day.

    June 11, 2010 at 7:15 pm
  • Reply Kate Korr

    Should I mention I am printing this recipe out as I am typing? 🙂 Can't wait to try it!

    June 11, 2010 at 11:17 pm
  • Reply Liz

    LOVE lentils, YUMM!

    June 12, 2010 at 7:02 pm
  • Reply Lexi

    Larry loves lentils. This looks like something I need to try. The fiber & protein content are a big plus for such a yummy food.

    June 14, 2010 at 6:51 pm
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