Smoked Ham and Lentil Soup

Smoked Ham and Lentil Soup

Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes | Serves: 8.

16 Ratings 3 stars

Aromatic fennel brings a sweet and mildly spicy flavor to this fiber- and protein-rich soup. Serve with slices of crunchy toasted ciabatta.


Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts per serving

Calories: 230 Sodium: 650mg
Fat: 4g Carbohydrate: 34g
Saturated Fat: 0g Dietary Fiber: 12g
Trans fats: 0g Sugars: 6g
Cholesterol: 15mg Protein: 17g


vitamin A
vitamin C



  1. Cut stalk from fennel, reserving fennel fronds for garnish. Chop enough of the fennel bulb to equal 1 1/2 cups; set aside.
  2. In a stockpot, cook garlic in hot oil over medium heat for 1 minute. Add onion and cook until tender and golden brown. Add sweet potato and chopped fennel; cook until tender, stirring occasionally. Add water, lentils, thyme, salt and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in ham. Heat through.
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