Peasant Soup

Peasant Soup 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Peasant Soup 150

Filling, nutritious and inexpensive, you can't go wrong with a meal made out of Peasant Soup served with fresh crusty bread on the side.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2009

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 ribs celery diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 can whole tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup dried green lentils
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup mini shell pasta
  • 1 can bean medley drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Method

In large Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat; cook celery, carrots, onion, garlic, salt, mint and turmeric, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 6 minutes.

Stir in tomatoes, breaking up with back of spoon; stir in lentils, tomato paste and 41/2 cups (1.125 L) water. Bring to boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer until lentils are tender, about 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cover and cook pasta until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain and add to soup along with beans and parsley; cook for 5 minutes. 

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Sodium 748 mg
  • Protein 12 g
  • Calories 250.0
  • Total fat 6 g
  • Potassium 951 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total carbohydrate 39 g

%RDI

  • Iron 22.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 42.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 7.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 47.0
  • Vitamin C 38.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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