Store soup in tightly covered container in refrigerator up to 4 days .
To shorten the cooking time, substitute 1 (16-oz.) can cooked lentils for the dried lentils. Decrease water to 2 cups and omit the 35 minute simmering time (in Step 2).
Make it Easy
Purchase shredded carrots from the produce section of your supermarket. Or, substitute 6 baby carrots, cut into thin slices.