Lentil & Chestnut Soup

Number of Servings: 4 (557g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 1 hour 15 min
Lentil & Chestnut Soup

Fresh chestnuts are a treat only available during the winter holiday season in most regions, but canned are available year-round, making this soup a treat you can enjoy anytime. Fresh do substitute well for canned if you can get them!

Tip: If you don’t have an immersion blender, allow the soup to cool and puree in small batches in a regular blender or food processor. Underfill the container and cover the vent loosely with a kitchen towel to avoid a hot mess.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • ½ leek, minced
  • 1 carrot, minced
  • 1 stalk celery, minced
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 6⅓ cups low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 8 oz. canned chestnuts
  • Pepper, to taste

    Optional Garnishes*:

    • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
    • Plain Greek yogurt

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat. Add the onion, leek, carrot, and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables soften (4-5 minutes).
  2. Stir in the lentils and stock. Bring to a boil over high heat then reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Cook until the lentils are very soft (30-40 minutes).
  3. Add the chestnuts and simmer until just tender (15-20 minutes).
  4. Carefully puree the soup in batches using an immersion blender. If desired, serve garnished with parsley and a dollop of plain Greek yogurt.

*Optional garnishes have not been included in the rating of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 557g

Amount per serving
Calories 355
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.5g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 250mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 5g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 24g
Protein 15g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 99.7mg 8%
Iron 4.1mg 20%
Potassium 540mg 10%
Vitamin A 238.4mcg 25%
Vitamin C 19.7mg 20%
Vitamin E 1.6mg 15%
Vitamin K 14.4mcg 10%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 1mg 6%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 40.4mcg 10%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 1.2mcg 4%
Chloride 13.4mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.3mg 0%
Phosphorus 75.7mg 6%
Iodine 0.6mcg 0%
Magnesium 39.4mg 10%
Zinc 0.3mg 0%
Selenium 0.3mcg 0%
Copper 0.3mg 35%
Manganese 0.6mg 25%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 19.9mcg 45%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Low Sodium Vegetable Broth (water, Organic Carrots, Organic Celery, Organic Onions, Organic Leeks, Organic Tomato Puree (organic Tomatoes, Sea Salt, Citric Acid), Organic Mushrooms, Organic Garlic, Organic Spices, Organic Sea Salt), Chestnuts, Lentils, Onion, Carrots, Leeks, Celery, Olive Oil.

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