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Source: Swanson's Simply Delicious Cookbook

Savory Lentil Soup
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Serves: 10
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
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1 tbsp. olive oil
1 fennel bulb, chopped (about 5 cups)
1 large onion, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
4 medium Italian plum tomatoes, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
1 bay leaf
1 lb. dried lentils, rinsed
2 boxes (32 oz. each) Swanson® Chicken Broth or 2 boxes (32 oz. each) Swanson® Natural Goodness™ Chicken Broth
2 cups coarsely chopped watercress

HEAT oil in saucepot. Add fennel, onion, carrot and celery and cook until tender.

ADD tomatoes, garlic, red pepper and bay leaf. Cook and stir for 2 min. Add lentils and broth. Heat to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat 25 min. or until lentils are done.

STIR in watercress. Cook 2 min. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

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