Lentil Alphabet Soup
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 5
 
Lentils are easy to cook, but if you prefer the no-fuss route, look for canned or even frozen cooked lentils. And speaking of cans, while you can easily find canned alphabet soup at the market, it tends to be super salty and barely has any vegetables, so I prefer making it from scratch with easy recipes like this one!
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ medium yellow onion, finely diced (about ¾ cup)
  • 3 small carrots, peeled and cut into ¼-inch dice (about ¾ cup)
  • 3 celery stalks, trimmed and cut into ¼-inch dice (about ¾ cup)
  • One 32-ounce carton all-natural vegetable broth
  • One 15-ounce can tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup dried alphabet pasta
  • 1¼ cups cooked lentils
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a dutch oven or large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, and celery and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, 10 to 12 minutes.
  2. Add the broth and tomato sauce, increase the heat to high, cover, and bring to a boil.
  3. Remove the cover, stir in the pasta, and reduce the heat. Maintain at a low boil and cook, stirring frequently to prevent the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pot, until the pasta is tender, about 20 minutes.
  4. Stir in the cooked lentils, and heat through, 1 to 2 minutes.
Notes
Each plant-powered bowl of our Lentil Alphabet Soup has 70% vitamin A, 20% vitamin C, and 15% iron.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 150 Fat: 3g Saturated fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 24g Sodium: 680mg Fiber: 7g Protein: 7g
Recipe by Lizs Healthy Table at https://www.lizshealthytable.com/2016/01/04/lentil-alphabet-soup/