Lemony Greek Lentil Soup

Vegetarian
Vegan
Gluten Free
Dairy Free
Very Healthy
Health score
100%
Lemony Greek Lentil Soup
45 min.
6
368kcal
59.21%sweetness
100%saltiness
66.92%sourness
95.61%bitterness
31.07%savoriness
29.18%fattiness
0%spiciness

Ingredients

  • pound brown lentils 
  • 12 ounces carrots scrubbed chopped
  • quarts water cold
  • teaspoon thyme dried
  • 0.3 cup juice of lemon 
  • teaspoons basil dried
  • teaspoons thyme sprigs fresh
  • teaspoon oregano dried
  • 0.5 teaspoon pepper black freshly ground
  • teaspoons salt 
  • medium onion finely chopped
  • cloves garlic finely chopped
  • tablespoon olive oil 
  • 28 ounces canned tomatoes whole canned
  • teaspoon frangelico dried (if none available, add 1 more )

Equipment

  • pot
  • kitchen scissors

Directions

  1. Put the lentils, water, carrot and 1 teaspoon dried thyme into an 8-quart stockpot, cover and set over medium heat.
  2. After 15 minutes, lower the heat somewhat and gently bring the water to a simmer, which should take another half an hour or so.
  3. Once the lentils have reached the boiling point, turn off the burner and let them sit for 1 hour.
  4. After the hour, bring the soup back to a simmer and add the lemon juice, dry basil, fresh thyme, oregano, pepper and salt and simmer for 1 hour.
  5. Now, slowly saut the onion and garlic in the olive oil until the onion is tender.
  6. Coarsely chop the tomatoes (I do this with kitchen scissors right in the can), and add them and the onion mixture to the soup. Adjust the salt to taste.
  7. Bring everything back to the boiling point and simmer for another hour. After this point, you can turn your burner to its lowest setting, and this soup will happily sit steaming with its lid cocked for several hours until you are ready to enjoy it.
  8. Add more water if necessary.
  9. Serve with crusty bread and a soft cheese like St. Andre or Cambazola

Nutrition Facts

Calories368kcal
Protein23.83%
Fat8.85%
Carbs67.32%

Properties

Glycemic Index
41.41
Glycemic Load
10.59
Inflammation Score
-10
Nutrition Score
37.28347826087%

Flavonoids

Catechin
0.26mg
Eriodictyol
0.5mg
Hesperetin
1.47mg
Naringenin
0.14mg
Apigenin
0.02mg
Luteolin
0.37mg
Isorhamnetin
0.92mg
Kaempferol
0.26mg
Myricetin
0.05mg
Quercetin
3.9mg
Gallocatechin
0.11mg

Taste

Sweetness:
59.21%
Saltiness:
100%
Sourness:
66.92%
Bitterness:
95.61%
Savoriness:
31.07%
Fattiness:
29.18%
Spiciness:
0%

Nutrients percent of daily need

Calories:368.09kcal
18.4%
Fat:3.75g
5.77%
Saturated Fat:0.55g
3.42%
Carbohydrates:64.17g
21.39%
Net Carbohydrates:36.17g
13.15%
Sugar:11.12g
12.35%
Cholesterol:0mg
0%
Sodium:1018.77mg
44.29%
Protein:22.71g
45.42%
Vitamin A:9834.25IU
196.68%
Fiber:28g
111.99%
Folate:398.26µg
99.56%
Manganese:1.48mg
73.79%
Vitamin B1:0.81mg
54.18%
Iron:8.44mg
46.9%
Phosphorus:414.27mg
41.43%
Potassium:1355.07mg
38.72%
Copper:0.77mg
38.3%
Vitamin B6:0.74mg
37.09%
Magnesium:138.05mg
34.51%
Vitamin C:25.76mg
31.23%
Vitamin K:30.7µg
29.24%
Zinc:4.27mg
28.45%
Vitamin B5:2.2mg
21.96%
Vitamin B3:4.24mg
21.19%
Vitamin E:2.87mg
19.1%
Vitamin B2:0.28mg
16.42%
Calcium:147.65mg
14.76%
Selenium:7.48µg
10.69%
Source:Foodista