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You could say lentils are the dried bean of the '90s--they cook faster than other dried beans.

Recipe by Cooking Light April 1997


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7 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


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  • Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 4 minutes. Add curry; sauté 1 minute. Add water and lentils; bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat. Simmer 40 minutes or until lentils are tender.

  • Place 4 cups lentil mixture in a blender; process until smooth. Return mixture to pan. Add chopped basil, vinegar, salt, and tomatoes; cook until thoroughly heated. Garnish with basil, if desired.

  • Note: We particularly liked this soup made with red lentils. However, they're smaller, cook in a much shorter time, and need less liquid, so adjust accordingly.

Nutrition Facts

104 calories; calories from fat 15%; fat 1.7g; saturated fat 0.2g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 0.2g; protein 6.7g; carbohydrates 16.8g; fiber 3.2g; iron 2.3mg; sodium 247mg; calcium 37mg.