Golden Lentil Soup

Golden Lentil Soup

Golden Lentil Soup
Everyone can benefit from this healthful legume, which has plenty of fiber, protein and flavor. You're golden when you make this savory, comforting soup!
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8

Ingredients
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup sliced or diced carrots
1 cup chopped celery with leaves
3 crushed garlic cloves
8 cups fat-free, reduced sodium chicken broth
2 cups dried yellow lentils
4 tsp. ground cumin
2 bay leaves
2 tbs. tomato paste
1 cup chopped parsley
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 (14 1/2 oz) can diced tomatoes

Methods/steps
In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Saute onions, carrots, celery and garlic until soft, about 5 minutes. Add broth, lentils, cumin, bay leaves and paste. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until lentils are soft, 30 to 40 minutes. Add tomatoes during the last 10 minutes. Add parsley, lemon juice, simmer 2 minutes. If using dried parsley, put in sooner. Serve in bowls.

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