Light and Easy Recipes and Meal Ideas

Lentil Soup

Calories: 255
Lentil Soup

Easy, yummy and healthy lunch to heat up on busy weekdays if you make it in advance. Recipe makes about 6 two-cup servings.


If you are unable to find the canned Lentils, you can use dried Lentils. Use  but be sure to soak them in water overnight. Then rinse and drain them before adding them to the soup.


SmartPoints values and Nutrition information exclude the crackers and sour cream shown in the photo.

Yield/Servings: 6 servings Serving Size: 2 cups Total Cook/Prep time: 60 minutes


  • 2 quarts chicken broth
  • 2 - 15 oz. cans Goya lentils (rinsed and drained)
  • 4 carrots (peeled and diced)
  • 6 celery stalks (diced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper


In a stock pot, sautee the onions in the olive oil (low heat, about 5 minutes).

Add the broth and remaining ingredients.

Simmer for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally, or until the carrots and celery are tender.

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