Lentil Soup is so hearty, flavorful and healthy that I wonder why I don’t make it more often. This Easy and Healthy Lentil Soup is one my favorite lentil soup recipes. Hopefully, you have most of these ingredients already at home.
Lentils are filled with protein and fiber as well as iron, minerals and B vitamins. One-half cup of cooked lentils has:
Fat: 0.5 grams
Carbs: 23 grams
Fiber: 9 grams
Sodium: 5 milligrams
Protein: 12 grams
Lentils come in three main varieties: brown, green and red. Most grocery stores carry brown lentils, usually dried. Green and red lentils may be found at specialty food markets. Unlike other legumes, lentils cook quickly without pre-soaking. Just make sure to rinse away any dirt, dust or debris before adding them to recipes.