Some people tend to think of soups as precursors to the main meal. While this can be true, many soups are so satisfying and full of nutrients that they can be the main dish.
Lentil soup is one of these delicious types of soup. It can be a hearty dish that will keep a hungry family full until the next meal. When served with bread or crackers, it is a balanced meal in itself.
Lentils are a nutritious member of the legume family. They are full of protein and fiber. In addition to their health benefits, lentils are inexpensive and easily found in nearly every grocery store. They can be used to make a healthy vegetarian soup that is full of flavor. They also combine well with meat, especially bacon.
Nearly any vegetable can be added to lentil soup. Each one adds to the flavor of the dish and makes it more filling. Carrots, tomatoes and celery are among the most popular additions to this soup.
The preparation of lentil soup is easy, another reason why it is a popular choice for families. It can be put together and ready to set on the table in 30 minutes. It also keeps well, and can easily be reheated for the next day’s lunch without compromising flavor.
Those looking for a delicious, all-in-one meal should try lentil soup.
- Classic Lentil Soup
- French Green Lentil and Spinach Soup with Cilantro Yogurt
- Lentil Lemon Soup
- Lentil Soup with Garlic Tomato and Spinach
- Lentil Soup with Tomatoes and Herbs
- Moroccan Lentil Soup
- Sausage and Lentil Soup
- Smoky Sage Lentil Soup
- Spicy Lentil Soup
- Swiss Chard Chicken and Red Lentil Soup