Italian Lentil Soup

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  • 2 tablespoons virgin olive oil (extra-)
  • 2 cups white onion (diced , about 1 large onion)
  • 1 cup carrots (diced , about 2 large carrots, peeled)
  • 1 cup diced celery (about 2 celery stalks, leaves removed)
  • 4 cloves garlic (peeled and minced)
  • 8 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup lentils (rinsed,  , red, green or brown)
  • 15 ounces fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper (freshly-)
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper
  • 2 cups collard greens (roughly-chopped)
  • finely chopped fresh parsley
  • grated Parmesan cheese
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium37% DV890mg
    Fat5% DV3.5g
    Protein14% DV7g
    Carbs7% DV21g
    Fiber32% DV8g
    Calories150Calories from Fat35
    Total Fat3.5g5%
    Saturated Fat0.5g3%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat35
    Total Carbohydrate21g7%
    Dietary Fiber8g32%
    Vitamin A60%
    Vitamin C15%

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


    Brenda Kutos 8 days ago
    We loved this. I actually did it in the instapot under pressure for 9 minutes, then just stirred in spinach (and added parsley). Shredded grana padana on top.
    Mothiane 6 months ago
    really easy to make. tastes great
    Melendez 8 months ago
    loved it easy recipe
    Tama S. a year ago
    Easy to make and very good
    B SIG a year ago
    Wonderful, was a hit with family and friends
    Shamaila a year ago
    Absolutely delicious! The family loved it!
    Mathilde A. 2 years ago
    This soup is SO GOOD! It’s super tasty and filling and delicious without leaving you feeling stuffed! Will absolutely make this again!
    Nidia Ac 2 years ago
    We didn't have celery so we put some bell pepper instead and it was still delicious
    Jeremy Brock 2 years ago
    So good. 3rd time I'm making this. My family loves it so much, we never have left overs.
    Stacey 2 years ago
    Very good soup. I added zucchini and substituted the thyme for basil and oregano, simply because I was out of thyme. Served with warm Italian bread.
    Randall S. 2 years ago
    absolutely delicious! I added a little more spice to mine (smidge of cayenne) and a pinch of sea salt. I will definitely make this again
    Jacinta C. 2 years ago
    Was so delicious... have made it 3 times already
    Mary 2 years ago
    Good poverty food. Turned out fine. Used spinach instead of collard greens.
    RACHEL r. 2 years ago
    it was yummy. my whole family loved it. i used boston bibb lettuce instead of collard greens and added chick peas.
    Barbara H. 2 years ago
    This is sooo good. Made is according to directions except for the greens. I used spinach instead.
    Cherish Life 2 years ago
    Excellent recipe! I had plenty of soup to eat and plenty to freeze. The frozen batches later thawed beautifully. My only reason for giving the recipe 4 stars is because I find laboriously long (and not clearly written) instructions unbelievably annoying and narcissistic. Bloggers, please: A) Proof-read.... proofread..... proofread...... and B). Get to the point.
    Cook123 2 years ago
    Amazing,everyon loved it, and my family hates lentils lol. Husband even loved it even though it has no meat. I have made it exactly as the recipe states and it’s awesome. I have made it multiple times and have done it half veg half chicken broth (best flavour) and another time only veg broth (healthier). I have also added corn and green beans 👍.
    Dana M. 2 years ago
    Very good, we loved it especially on a cold rainy night!
    Caroline Vance 2 years ago
    made as directed; easy and we all liked it.
    Celia E. 2 years ago
    Excellent. Family favourite, the fire roasted tomatoes really made a difference. I have d blended some of the soup before adding the collard greens and added pan fried chorizo for additional flavour.
    Astryd C. 2 years ago
    Loved it. Tastes delicious.
    Aidan Denison 2 years ago
    Delicious! Perfect for a Minnesota fall afternoon. Thanks!
    Cr 2 years ago
    Wonderful! Lots of Italian flavor.
    Delgado 2 years ago
    taste great, very easy to make.
    Senita Washington 2 years ago
    Great Receipe! First time trying lentils and I'm in love 😍
    Lindsay S. 2 years ago
    Amazing!!! I love this soup! It's so simple yet delicious!
    Shannon Dalesandry 2 years ago
    i added chicken for protein and it tasted great!
    Joanne Reiniger 2 years ago
    Easy to make and has a sophisticated blend of flavor. I served it with Greek olive bread
    Dot D. 2 years ago
    So good! It's hearty and filling and I can't wait to make it again.
    Bia Sips 2 years ago
    Delicious! I added chicken.