Lentil Soup with Ham
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
This soup is easy and delicious. It's a light tasting soup that even kids will enjoy. Lentils are full of fiber and protein. You can make it vegetarian by omitting the ham.
8 ounces lentils, dry
5 cups vegetable broth, reduced sodium
2 carrot(s), peeled and diced
1/2 onion(s), medium, diced
4 ounce(s) ham, diced
2 cups water
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
green onions, chopped as garnish if desired
Place a soup pot over medium high heat. Pour 2 cups of water and the broth into the pan. Rinse the lentils in a colander and add to the pan. Add remaining ingredients except for optional green onions (garnish). Bring soup to a low boil. Reduce heat and simmer for approximately 30 to 40 minutes until the lentils are tender. Garnish with green onions or parsley if desired.
Per Serving About : 270 calories, 1.5 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 20 g protein, 43 g carbohydrates, 15 g dietary fiber, 510 mg sodium; WW Points Plus Value 6