Salsa Lentil Soup

3.9
(15) 13 Reviews
Prep Time
10
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
Servings

4 servings

This thick and flavorful Salsa Lentil Soup looks quite impressive. In fact, it only takes 10 minutes to prepare; the rest is simmer-and-stand time.

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  • Cook onions, garlic and oil in large saucepan or Dutch oven on medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes or until onions are tender, stirring frequently.
  • Add water, salsa, lentils and tomato sauce; mix well. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 35 minutes.
  • Add rice; return to boil on medium-high heat. Cover. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add carrots and green pepper; let stand 5 minutes.
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Storage Know-How

Store soup in tightly covered container in refrigerator up to 4 days .

Shortcut

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.

Servings

  • 4 servings

Healthy Living

  • Good source of fiber
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious

Diet Exchange

  • 2-1/2 Starch
  • 3 Vegetable
  • 1-1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

Add a rich source of fiber and good source of iron to your diet with the lentils in this hearty soup. As an added plus, the carrots provide an excellent source of vitamin A.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 360
% Daily Value
Total fat 8g
Saturated fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 960mg
Carbohydrate 56g
Dietary fiber 19g
Sugars 12g
Protein 18g
   
Vitamin A 180 %DV
Vitamin C 50 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 35 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • shuffman85 | Thu, May 12 2011 8:37 PM

    Great way to get my husband to eat healthier and more veggies. We loved it.

  • lyon19 | Sun, Nov 15 2009 3:19 PM

  • sgzeeb | Wed, Jun 17 2009 4:26 PM

    i've made this twice now and it's quite good. a couple of alterations: i use 2 cans of chicken broth and 3 c. water. instead of carrots/pepper i add a bag of brocoli slaw and whatever leftover cooked or grilled veggies i have in the frig. i have not added the rice--don't think it needs it. easy to make, healthy, even my son likes it.

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