This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check for cross-contamination or unspecified natural flavors in sliced ham.
"Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree"
-Emily Bronte, Author
This is the perfect soup for autumn. Pair this with a simple side salad and you have the best fall meal going. I look for ham thatís as low in sodium as I can find. The Healthy Choice is a pretty good pick but there are a lot of sliced hams on the market that are minimally processed with no nitrates and are much lower in sodium.
Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 2 cups
Cooking Time: 60 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4.
Like a lot of soups, this recipe is better the second day.
|1 Tbsp||olive oil|
|1 large||white onion (diced)|
|2||ribs celery (diced)|
|2 large||carrots (peeled and diced)|
|4 ounces||sliced ham (cut into small dice)|
|fresh ground black pepper (to taste)|
|1 cup||dried lentils|
|2 Tbsp||dried sage (crumbled)|
|1/2 tsp||dried thyme|
|2 cups||low sodium chicken or vegetable broth|
Place the olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes, then add the celery and carrots.
Cook, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes, then add the ham.
Cook, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes more, then add the salt, pepper, lentils, sage, bay leaves, thyme, chicken stock and water.
Stir well and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook for about 45 minutes until the lentils are soft.
Serving size: about 2 cups
|Calories 296||Calories from Fat 53|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 6g||9%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||6%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 41g||14%|
|Dietary Fiber 17g||70%|
|Vitamin A 189%||Vitamin C 16%|
|Calcium 7%||Iron 26%|
|Vitamin K 21 mcg||Potassium 938 mg|
|Magnesium 80 mg|