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Hearty Lentil Soup II Recipe

Hearty Lentil Soup II

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"This is a rich, satisfying vegetarian soup, wonderful for cold winter nights. Serve with crusty bread. For variety, you can also add some sliced vegetarian sausage or bacon substitute towards the end of cooking. Garnish with chopped fresh coriander OR parsley."

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Original recipe makes 2 to 3 servings Change Servings


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the oil, onions, carrot, parsnip, celery, potato and leek. Stir well for 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Add the lentils, tomatoes with liquid, stock, bay leaves, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and wine.
  2. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until lentils are tender. Remove the bay leaves and add the fresh coriander or fresh parsley to taste.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 31, 2008

i didnt have the leek or parsnip so i just used a carrot, celery, potato and the tomatoes. i also used chicken broth instead of veggie and marsala wine instead of red. great flavor. i actually prefer my lentil soup really thick! that way i can scoop it up with crackers! oh and add hot sauce on top.. MMM!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 07, 2015

Neither my husband or me cared or this.


28 Ratings

Jan 15, 2003

It was very good and plentiful. I certainly ended up with more than 2-3 servings. Also, the lentils absorbed a lot of the liquid, making it more of a stew than a soup. Next time, I will use only 1/2 cup of lentils to see if that will make it more like soup. All in all, a good, cheap and hearty recipe. Definitely a keeper!

Oct 21, 2002

Delicious!! Very hearty and filling. I doubled the recipe and ate leftovers all week because that's all I craved. It was very good.

Feb 05, 2010

Behold a miracle! My children ate vegetables without even a murmur of a fuss or whine. In fact, they devoured it. I used a Merlot for the wine (a bit more then called for too) and I used fresh tomatoes that I diced myself. Thank you for this very yummy recipe!

Dec 01, 2003

I left out the green onions, leek, & potato & substituted crushed tomatoes as I prefer a smoother tomato base. Next time, I'm going to add adding can of vegetable broth or some water as the soup gets pretty thick. You also may want to add salt & pepper, as desired, at the table.

Nov 30, 2010

Very tasty! The only change I made was to increase everything by about 1/2, and that way it made 8 cups of soup or 6 good servings. I'd say the original recipe would make closer to 4 servings. You could add another can of stewed, crushed, or diced tomatoes, and maybe a regular onion instead of or in addition to the green onions if you prefer, but definitely very good as written.

Dec 05, 2005

One of my favorite lentil soup recipes. I like to add some canned corn.


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  • Calories
  • 808 kcal
  • 40%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 115.3 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 19.5 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 40.4 g
  • 161%
  • Protein
  • 32.2 g
  • 64%
  • Sodium
  • 1251 mg
  • 50%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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