Easy Ham and Lentil Soup

Easy Ham and Lentil Soup

This soup tastes like it has been cooking all day. Use pantry staple canned lentils and deli sliced black forest ham to make this recipe easy and delicious.

Makes
6
  • Ingredients

    2 Tbsp canola oil (30 mL)

    1 onion, diced (1)

    2 stalks celery, diced (2)

    2 carrots, diced (2)

    2 cloves garlic, minced (2)

    3 Tbsp tomato paste (45 mL)

    1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves (2 mL)

    1/4 tsp ground cloves (1 mL)

    1/4 tsp black pepper (1 mL)

    1 - 19oz can lentils, drained and rinsed

    7 oz black forest ham, diced (200 g)

    5 cups no-salt added vegetable broth (1250 mL)

  • Directions
    1. In a large pot, add canola oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, carrots and garlic. Sauté for 5 minutes or until vegetables begin to soften.
    2. Stir in the tomato paste, thyme, cloves, lentils and black forest ham.  Pour in broth and bring to a boil.
    3. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer covered for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are fork-tender.

Nutritional Analysis

Servings
6
Calories
211
Total Fat
6.5 g
Saturated Fat
0.8 g
Cholesterol
16 mg
Sodium
611 mg
Carbohydrates
26.5 g
Fiber
5.1 g
Sugars
8.3 g
Protein
12.8 g
Potassium
652 mg