Having company and lacking dinner inspiration? This Italian-inspired lentil soup may be the answer. It uses ingredients you'd commonly have on hand (including frozen vegetables) and can be on the table in about an hour. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • Heat oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add onion and garlic; cook about 5 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally.

  • Add broth, the water, lentils, Italian seasoning and pepper to onion mixture. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.

  • Stir in undrained tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir in peas and carrots and uncooked pasta. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.

  • To serve, ladle into six soup bowls. If desired, sprinkle with Parmesan.


Tip: If you prefer to use fresh garlic, substitute 6 cloves garlic, minced.

Nutrition Facts

251 calories; 3.5 g total fat; 0.4 g saturated fat; 467 mg sodium. 436 mg potassium; 42 g carbohydrates; 15.2 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 15.3 g protein; 4703 IU vitamin a iu; 61 mg vitamin c; 174 mcg folate; 66 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 52 mg magnesium;