Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins

Yet another of my soups for hubby. (you know, the guy that had a heart attack last year...) This one is low cal, low sodium and low cholesterol.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot, melt margarine, add onion and garlic. Cook over medium heat until onion is softened.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients except peas, orzo and tomatoes. Cook over high heat until it reaches a full boil (6-8 minutes).
  3. Reduce heat and simmer, covered until lentils and potatoes are tender (10 minutes).
  4. Add peas, orzo and tomatoes. Increase heat back to high. Bring to a full boil (8-10 minutes).
  5. Reduce heat again to low, and let simmer until orzo is tender (10-12 minutes).
  6. *When cooking lentils, DO NOT add acidic ingredients like tomatoes until they are of desired texture. The acid in the tomatoes prevents them from getting softened.
Most Helpful

This was delicious. The marjoram and tarragon made it so aromatic, and the lentils and orzo gave it so much body. I made it a day ahead to blend the flavors even more. I loved it!!

cookCol August 26, 2006