Hearty healthy lentil soup.
||Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium–high heat.
||Add onions, celery, carrots, and garlic; sauté until vegetables begin to brown, about 15 minutes.
||Add 4 cups broth, lentils, and tomatoes with juice and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium–low, cover, and simmer until lentils are tender, about 35 minutes.
||Transfer 2 cups soup (mostly solids) to blender and puree until smooth.
||Return puree to soup in pan; thin soup with more broth by 1/4 cupfuls, if too thick. Season with salt, pepper, and a splash of vinegar, if desired.
||Ladle soup into bowls. Garnish with celery leaves.
There are 250 calories in 1 serving of French Lentil Soup.
Calorie Breakdown: 22% fat, 53% carbs, 25% prot.
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