Peasant Soup Peasant Soup

Author: Canadian Living

 If you like, substitute 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh mint or dill for the dried mint; add with the parsley.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2010



In large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat; fry 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 4-1/2 cups (1.125 L) water. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, until lentils are tender, about 25 minutes.

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


  • Iron 22.0
  • Folate 42.0
  • Calcium 7.0
  • Vitamin A 47.0
  • Vitamin C 38.0
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