Italian Lentil Soup

Serve this low fat, high fiber soup as a light lunch or with a sandwich for dinner.

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  • 2 medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced (1/2 cup)
  • 1 small onion, chopped (1/3 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/2 of a small head cabbage, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces (4 cups)
  • 1 cup dry lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
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In a large saucepan cook carrots, celery, and onion in hot olive oil about 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in water, cabbage, lentils, tomato puree, sugar, salt, oregano, and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until lentils are very soft. Ladle into bowls. Makes 5 main-dish servings.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 210, Fat, total (g) 3, carb. (g) 35, fiber (g) 15, pro. (g) 13, vit. A (IU) 3693, vit. C (mg) 29, sodium (mg) 938, calcium (mg) 81, iron (mg) 5, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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