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Dijon Ham and Lentil Soup

Dry lentils in Dijon Ham and Lentil Soup

Dijon Ham and Lentil Soup with onion, garlic, sweet bell peppers, carrots, lentils with tender diced ham in a chicken broth base.

Ingredients

1 cup finely chopped onion
3/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
1 clove garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
2 13-3/4-ounce cans chicken broth or low-sodium chicken broth
1 14-1/2-ounce can stewed tomatoes
1-1/4 cup water
1 cup diced ham
3/4 cup dry lentils
1/2 cup Dijon Mustard

Directions

In large saucepan, combine all ingredients except mustard.

Heat to a boil over medium-high heat.

Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for one hour.

Stir in Dijon mustard. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 6 servings.

Did You Know?

Beans and lentils provide an economical source of vegetable protein, complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber and vitamins.

Dijon mustard prepared the traditional way uses brown mustard seeds with white wine or "verjuice" instead of vinegar. Verjuice is sourced from a special variety of grapes that are unripe. This liquid gives Dijon mustard its distinct sour and salty taste.

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