Tomato, Lentil & Onion SoupSubmitted by: SIZZARAH
1.5 tsp oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 leek, white area chopped (no bulb or leaves)
1 cup brown lentils
2 large tomatoes, peeled and chopped
3.5 cups vegetable stock
2 tsp Herbs de Provence
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp cumin, ground
cracked black pepper to taste
1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
Add chopped leek, cook 2-3 minutes.
Stir in lentils, cook 1-2 minutes.
Stir in tomatoes, veg stock, all herbs and spices, cover and bring to a rapid boil for about 5 minutes.
Turn down heat and simmer 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lentils are soft.
I set about 2/3 of the soup aside to cool down. Once cooled, process until smooth in a blender or food processor and return to the soup pot. For a more "liquidy" soup, process all, for more chunks, process less.
Garnish with extra cilantro and enjoy!
Number of Servings: 5
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SIZZARAH.
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Used yellow lentils, and instead of stock used leftover homemade spaghetti sauce & water. Threw in sage, marjoram, tarragon, basil as well as cayenne & cumin (looked up ingredients to herbs de provence). No cilantro (don't care for it), used stick blender. Yummy & filling on a cold fall day! - 11/4/12
My family isn't big on cilantro, so I left that out. But I loaded it with veggies: 2 large chopped carrots, 4 stalks of celery, 1.5 cups chop cabbage, 2 cups chop kale, 6-8 garlic pieces. Doubled the broth & added some cooked sausage & thyme for seasoning. Family loved it! - 4/4/11
Made this today for a quick nutritious meal after a long run on a cold day. It hit the spot perfectly! I didn't have brown lentils so used red, and like another reviewer used part tomato sauce as I didn't quite have enough broth. Enjoyed it with a dollup of sour cream! Yum! - 11/6/10
Great. Being an RV'er I don't always have all the ingredients and must improvise. Added broth from cubes one of which was Chipotle> replaced the cayenne. Needed more liquid and added 1 cup low sodium V-8 thus adding to the nutrition. Will make this again when I can blend it. - 9/18/10