How long is lentil soup good for in the fridge?

I made a lentil soup last Friday, with stock, lentils, onions and veggies. Is it still good to eat today, 5 days later? It's just been sitting in the fridge for that long.

  • Posted by: hayley
  • April 11, 2012
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4 Comments

SallyBroff April 11, 2012
I have a five day rule for anything left over.
 
susan G. April 11, 2012
When you heat the soup, bring to a point just short of boiling, for an extra measure of caution. If it has gone 'off' you can tell -- by sight and by smell, or a drop on the tongue. If you have meat or meat broth in the soup, there is less margin of error than for a meat-free soup.
 
Summer O. April 11, 2012
I second what Mrs. Larkin said.
 
mrslarkin April 11, 2012
I think it should be fine. But if you don't finish it today, I would freeze it in single-serving portions, either in freezer-safe containers or small freezer bags.
 
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