Soups | January 7, 2016

Lentil and Farro Vegetable Soup

You heard of those everything-but-the-kitchen-sink whatevers with┬ásuch-and-such? Yeah that’s what this vegetable soup is. Healthy, easy, cleans out your fridge and stops food waste. High five, friends!

Lentil and Farro Vegetable Soup overhead shot

I make this soup a lot during the winter months, especially between those indulgent holiday meals. Sometimes I do chicken, sausage, I throw whatever produce is going bad in there, vary the spices, it’s really so forgiving! You can crock pot it all day or simmer it on the stove for about 30 minutes.

chopped vegetables in crock pot

Farro is a wheat grain with pretty similar nutritional value to quinoa (it’s got protein and fiber!). Farro is a little bit chewier, and I think holds its form better. The lentils also add protein and fiber, totally making up for the lack of any chicken.

Lentil and Farro Vegetable Soup in white bowl

Give me carbs, though. Allllll of the carbs.

Lentil and Farro Vegetable Soup with bread on the side

Crusty herb bread recipe coming tomorrow….

a spoonful of Lentil and Farro Vegetable Soup

5 from 1 vote
Lentil and Farro Vegetable Soup
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Healthy, easy, cleans out your fridge and stops food waste. High five, friends!

Course: dinner, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegetable soup
Servings: 8 adult servings
Calories: 236 kcal
Author: Stephanie
Ingredients
  • 1 c farro uncooked
  • 1 c red lentils uncooked
  • 6-8 c broth chicken or vegetable
  • 1 sweet potato chopped
  • 2 c butternut squash chopped
  • 1 15 oz. can fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 2 c carrots chopped
  • 3 celery stalks chopped
  • several stalks of kale chopped
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • thyme
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in slow cooker and cook on low 6-8 hours.
  2. Or simmer on medium heat on stove in large stock pot 30 minutes.
  3. Season to taste. Serve with crusty bread and garnish with freshly-grated parmesan
Nutrition Facts
Lentil and Farro Vegetable Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 236
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1035mg45%
Potassium 604mg17%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 12155IU243%
Vitamin C 12.1mg15%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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