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French Lentil Soup

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  • 3 tablespoons virgin olive oil (extra–)
  • 2 cups onions (chopped)
  • 1 cup celery stalks (chopped, plus chopped celery leaves for garnish)
  • 1 cup carrots (chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth (or more)
  • 1 1/4 cups lentils (rinsed, drained)
  • 1 diced tomatoes in juice (14 1/2–ounce can)
  • balsamic vinegar (optional)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium28% DV660mg
    Fat11% DV7g
    Protein22% DV11g
    Carbs11% DV34g
    Fiber56% DV14g
    Calories250Calories from Fat60
    Total Fat7g11%
    Saturated Fat1g5%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat60
    Total Carbohydrate34g11%
    Dietary Fiber14g56%
    Vitamin A70%
    Vitamin C10%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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    Sandra B. 12 days ago
    Awesome soup, this is a go-to in my house. It uses such simple ingredients but really produces a delicious flavor. Don't skip the balsamic vinegar! It seriously makes it sooo good. Easy to double, easy to freeze, and budget friendly.
    Micki S. 16 days ago
    Yum! A great go-to dish & freezes well.
    Alexandra F. a month ago
    Delicious!! the family loved it
    tamikai binns 3 months ago
    Its very good, will make again.
    Hardy 3 months ago
    Doesn’t compare to moms pea soup.
    Sabrina 3 months ago
    This was fantastic!!
    lara x 3 months ago
    It turned out really well. I like a thick soup so I didn’t add extra stock.
    Nelson 3 months ago
    Simply delicious. I added a little pulled beef for a slightly meatier flavor. Will definitely make it again!
    Jane H. 3 months ago
    Awesome soup recipe easy and fast added some ham for additional flavor!
    Lisa Fleig-Houston 4 months ago
    Fantastic! I added more veggie broth because the lentils soaked up a lot it. It was a big hit. Got a big round sour dough bread from the Italian bakery and heated it up with a crunchy crust. The balsamic added was delicious (not everyone added the balsamic) great dish! Used the Trader Joe’s green lentils and did not take use blender to purée a portion. It was thick and hardy enough.
    UB 5 months ago
    Very good! Added herbes de Provence, but otherwise followed recipe as described.
    Albert 5 months ago
    It's incredibly tasty!
    Nu Na 5 months ago
    detailed instructions and delicious taste
    Shari 9 months ago
    Delicious! And easy to make.
    Kristi Kirkpatrick 9 months ago
    Well... this soup is amazing!! However. I started with chopped bacon instead of olive oil, 6 cloves of garlic, carrots, celery and used leeks instead of the onion and a cup of chopped cilantro, bay leaf and a can of rotel. Soooo delicious. Not really the original French recipe but very tasty.
    Kathy 10 months ago
    Easy to make, delicious and healthy
    Dr. X a year ago
    Added 1 bay leaf, 1/2 tsp cumin, double the water. Turned out to be very good!
    Jennifer Ball a year ago
    I added 1/2 tbsp. cumin and a bay leaf to simmer. It was perfect! A little thick, more like a stew and I loved it that way! Served it over some cooked Ancient Grains.
    Denise Schmidt a year ago
    Extremely easy and it is a fantastic soup. We love the taste. I also added some fennel and leeks which gave it a great flavor.
    Barbara a year ago
    Awesome, wholesome nourishment. Easy and definitely freezes awesome in portions. A staple recipe!
    Eric Beck a year ago
    Great recipe, very filling
    Bruce a year ago
    Awesome recipe very tastey
    Park a year ago
    i did a large batch cook and added lots of extra veges to the pot. Also added some speck for an extra Hearty meal.
    Matt a year ago
    Definitely will make again but flavor needs some heat added.
    WizardHomeChef a year ago
    Pretty nice for a simple meal. I added a hint of sriracha sauce and it works well
    Laurel Crane a year ago
    Great! Make it every couple of weeks.
    Plummer a year ago
    Turned out amazing!!!!
    Lori a year ago
    Yummy! Absolutely perfect
    Bri a year ago
    absolutely delicious!
    Adela Negoita a year ago
    Amazing! I loved it and ate it for breakfast lunch and dinner the day I made it.