Lentil Soup

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 5 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings

Frankly, this is a perfect soup to make if treatment has left you tired. It requires little or no effort and has very few ingredients. Because there are so few ingredients, make sure you...


Ingredients

    1¼ cups French lentils, picked over and washed

    2 quarts cold water

    1 head of garlic, cloves separated, crushed, and peeled

    ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

    Salt, to taste

Nutrition Facts

Calories

358 cals

Fat

15 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

10 g

Carbohydrates

17 g

Sugar

1 g

Fiber

8 g

Protein

17 g

Sodium

677 mg

Directions

  1. In a heavy-bottomed pan, cover the lentils with the cold water. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add garlic and olive oil. Lightly simmer with a lid partially covering the pot, for 45 minutes.
  3. Season with salt. Continue to simmer for 1 hour, or until the lentils are very tender. Using either a blender or an immersion blender, puree lentils in stages as smooth or as chunky as you'd like. Heat through and drizzle with a little olive oil, serve immediately.

Chef Tips

If you are tired or short on time, you can use the peeled garlic that can be bought in jars to make this soup. You will need a dozen cloves. Instead of using them straight from the jar, I’d lightly smash them with the flat of a knife, then leave them for about 10 minutes before using to activate their enzymes.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.



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