One cup of cooked lentils also contains 37% of your recommended daily amount of iron, and is an excellent source of numerous energy-boosting B-vitamins.
Nutrition (per cup serving)
Calories: 275; total fat: 5.6g; saturated fat: 1g; protein: 18.7g; carbohydrates: 37.3g; sugar: 5g; fiber: 16.7g
Heat the olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat.
Add the onion, carrots, celery, and a pinch of salt, and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
Add the garlic clove, and stir quickly.
Add in the lentils, vegetable broth, and dried thyme. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low.
Cover, stirring often until lentils are cooked and thickened.
Remove from heat, and stir in the lemon juice, zest, and parsley.