Orzo, Lentil and Flax Soup

A tasty soup that will become a family favourite. 

Orzo, Lentil and Flax Soup


Quantity Ingredients
1/4 cup butter
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 medium carrot, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
1/2 green pepper, finely chopped
5 cups boiling water
1/3 cup low sodium chicken stock
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 bay leaf
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 28 oz (796 mL) can of tomatoes with herbs and spices
1/3 cup orzo paasta or any small soup pasta
1/3 cup dried lentils, rinsed
1/3 cup flaxseed


1. In a large pot, over medium to medium-low heat, melt butter. 2. Add onion, carrot, celery, garlic and green pepper. Gently saute over medium-low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. 3. Add boiling water, chicken stock, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce, tomatoes broken up with juice, orzo and lentils. Stir. 4. Slowly simmer for 1 hour with lid ajar, stirring occasionally until lentils are soft. 5. Add sugar and flaxseed. Stir and serve. Nutrition Information Per 1 cup serving: 153 calories, 7.6g total fat, 3.1g saturated fat, 4.4g dietary fibre, 15mg cholesterol, 1247mg sodium. 

Source: Flax Council of Canada