Lentil Tomato Soup

Italian’ish Lentil Tomato Soup

I make a ton of soup when the weather gets cold but this is our absolute favorite soup. It’s really easy to make and doesn’t require a ton of ingredients plus it tastes better the longer it sits for leftovers. In fact, I’m eating a bowl of this soup as I type this post!

Lentil Tomato Soup

Ingredients:

* 1 1/2 cups dried lentils – we like red lentils the best but you can use whatever

* 4 cups No-Chicken Broth (OR 4 cups veggie broth)

* 1 cup water

* 1 onion, chopped

* 2-3 garlic clove, minced

* 1/8 tsp black pepper

* 2 tsp maple syrup

* 1 tsp dried oregano

* 1 tsp dried basil

* 1/4-1/2 tsp salt – you can add at the end if you want to, if the soup seems bland you probably need a bit more salt

* 1- 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

* 1 (16 ounce) can chopped/diced tomatoes, undrained OR use a tetra pack of no-salt added tomatoes

* 3 Tbsp tomato paste

Directions:
* Sort and rinse lentils in colander
* In a large soup pan, saute onion until they are tender but not browned
* Add garlic, saute until fragrant – don’t burn it!
* Add broth, water and lentils to onions/garlic

You can buy this broth at Sprouts

* Stir in salt, pepper, maple syrup, oregano, basil and parsley
* Bring to a boil; reduce heat.
* Cover and simmer until the lentils are tender, about 25-30 minutes.
* Add tomatoes and tomato paste.

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* Stir well.
* Simmer 10 – 15 minutes longer.
* Serve!
* Add salt if you wish – I rarely add salt when I’m cooking, we prefer to add it later.

One more time…

YUMMY!!! Or as my good friend Meah would say… Nom Nom!!!

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  2. Erin Reply

    Made this tonight, delicious & easy! I am loving your blog…can’t wait to try more dishes. Thank you!