This lentil soup is packed full of so many good things, we don’t even know where to start. Our vegetable broth is the flavorful base on which this soup is built. It's hearty, filling, and so good for you. This recipe takes a little bit of effort but makes enough to freeze for another night.
cost per recipe: $10.10
The price is determined by the national average.
tablespoon olive oil
fennel bulb, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
large carrot, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
stalk celery, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
cloves garlic, minced
teaspoon crushed red pepper
cups Swanson® Aseptic Vegetable Broth or Swanson® Chicken Broth
ounces dried lentils, rinsed
cups coarsely chopped kale or spinach
cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Heat the oil in a 8-quart saucepot over medium heat. Add the fennel, onion, carrot and celery and cook until the vegetables are tender.
Stir the tomatoes, garlic, red pepper, bay leaf, broth and lentils into the saucepot and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 25 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Discard the bay leaf.
Stir the kale into the saucepot and cook for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with the cheese, if desired.