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Topic: Tomato Vegetable Lentil Soup (can be vegan/vegetarian!)  (Read 1076 times)
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« on: October 21, 2011 12:15:24 PM »



One of my all-time favorite soups is based on the Tomato Vegetable Lentil recipe from a cookbook called Soup Makes the Meal.  Over the years, I've changed it so it's more my own - adding some things, leaving others out.  I make it almost every week to take for lunch.  You'd think I'd get sick of it by now, but I haven't!  

Here is my version of Tomato Vegetable Lentil soup!

Ingredients:



10 cups of chicken broth (use vegetable to make this vegetarian/vegan!)
1 T olive oil
2 large carrots, peeled and diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1 onion, chopped
1-2 potatoes (depending on size), peeled and chopped
1 cup lentils
1 can of diced tomatoes (low sodium if you can)
1/2 cup of rice (uncooked)
1 bay leaf
1/2 t. dried thyme
1/2 t. basil
1/4 t. red pepper flakes (or less - adjust to your taste)
1/4 t. black pepper


1. Chop carrots, onions and celery.




2. Put olive oil into stock pot along with chopped veggies.  Add all herbs now, too.  (I do it early so I don't forget!)  Saute until onions are tender.




3. Add chicken (or vegetable) broth and bring to boil.




4. Add lentils and rice.  Simmer 10-15 minutes.




5. Dice potatoes and add to pot.  Simmer 15 minutes.




6. Add can of tomatoes (with juice if you like a tang to your soups!) and simmer an additional 10 minutes.

7.  Taste and adjust seasonings.




This makes at least 10 one-cup servings, but I usually portion mine directly into tupperware to take to work throughout the week!  It tastes even better after reheating!  Oh and serving it with a crusty bread is so yum!


I hope you enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2011 05:47:52 PM »

It sounds so yum!!  I'm going to try your recipe - I will probably have to add some beef or chicken - Thanks for your recipe.   Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2011 06:28:58 PM »

I've done that, too!  I'd suggest chicken because of the chicken broth.  This would be yummy with beef broth, too, I think!

Oh and thank you!  I'd love to hear how you like it!
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2012 06:48:32 PM »

I just made this, and it tastes so good! I ended up leaving out the onions and tomatoes (they're not my favourite vegetables) and instead added more carrots, and broccoli. I also added chicken. I love the flavour of it! Mine turned out to be more of a stew than a soup, but that's fine with me. Thanks for the great recipe! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2012 08:53:41 PM »

Oh I'm so glad you liked it!  It's still one of my favorites because it's so versatile and you can make it to suit anyone's tastes!  I haven't tried it with broccoli yet though.  I'll definitely have to!
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