Italian-Style Lentil Soup
Heat oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add onion and garlic; cook about 5 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally.Advertisement
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.
2 1/2 starch, 1 lean protein, 1 vegetable