Lentils pack quite a nutritional punch. They are rich in dietary fiber, protein and iron. And they contain more folic acid than any other unfortified food - a one cup serving contains 90% of the recommended daily allowance!
RECIPE by Giada De Laurentiis
Allergy-Friendly Tweaks & Other Recipe Notes:
- Dairy-Free Tweak: Omit parmesan cheese
- Vegetarian/Vegan Tweak: Replace chicken broth with vegetable broth
- For a slightly thicker consistency, puree roughly 1/4 of the soup prior to adding the elbow pasta
- Try this soup using French green lentils (pictured above) if you can find them since they don't break apart as easily, otherwise brown lentils work out fine