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German Lentil Soup
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Categories: Autumn/ Winter Recipes, German Recipes, Low fat, Soups
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Total Time: 1 hrs. 5 min.
Preparation Time: 20 min.
Simmering Time: 45 min.

This is a hearty, filling soup, great for winter nights.

vegetable cooking spray
1 medium onion - chopped
1 medium carrot - diced
1 medium celery ribs - diced
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup dry red wine
4 cups chicken broth
4 cups water
1 1/2 cups lentils
1/2 cup sherry
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup chives - finely chopped

Spray a large Dutch oven with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat; add onion, carrot and celery. Saute until the vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally (8 minutes). Mix in tomato paste, wine, chicken broth, and water. Bring to a boil; add lentils. Simmer, uncovered, until the lentils are tender (about 45 minutes). Stir in sherry, vinegar, mustard, nutmeg, and salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with chives.

Calories: 200 Calories From Fat: 10%
Protein: 11g Carbohydrate: 27g
Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 857mg

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