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Savory Lentil Soup

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  • prep time: 25 min
  • total time: 1 hr
  • serves: 10 people

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

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 fennel bulb, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 large carrot, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 cups Swanson® Vegetable Broth or Chicken Broth
  • 16 ounces dried lentils, rinsed
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped kale or spinach
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


  • Step 1

    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.

  • Step 2

    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.

  • Step 3

    Stir the kale into the saucepot and cook for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with the cheese, if desired.


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  • Savory Lentil Soup

    July 29, 2006

    It was so tasty, even though I didn't have red pepper, watercress or cheese. I used canned whole tomatoes.

  • Savory Lentil Soup

    June 20, 2006

    This is very good!

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Calories 220
Total Fat 2 g
Sat. Fat 0.7 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Sodium 763 mg
Total Carb 37 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Sugar 5 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 13 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 21 %DV
Potassium 13 %DV
Calories 220
Total Fat 2 g
Sat. Fat 0.7 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Sodium 811 mg
Total Carb 36 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Sugar 0 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 14 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 11 %DV
Iron 22 %DV
Potassium 13 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.