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Hearty Tomato Lentil Soup

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Main Dish, Soup
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 4 stalks celery, diced
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup uncooked red lentils
  • 1 28-oz can diced tomatos, with juice
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the garlic, onion and carrots and cook for 5 minutes, stirring.
  3. Add the celery, stock, lentils, tomatoes and all the spices and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer until lentils are soft and tender. Approximately 30 minutes.
  5. Makes 4 large servings.