Lentil Soup with Vegetables

Mindy’s Lentil Soup with Vegetables

Preparation: 15 min
Cooking: 30 min
Serves: 4

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Red Lentils
  • 2 tbsp. Rice Bran Oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 red pepper, cored and diced
  • 6 cups broth (chicken or vegetable)
  • 1 can crushed Utopia tomatoes (or diced if preferred)
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Method

1) Pick through lentils to remove any misshapen ones. Rinse well and drain.

2) Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat and add onion, cooking for about 5 minutes.

3) Add garlic, carrot and bell pepper and cook another 5 minutes.

4) Stir in broth, lentils, tomatoes, paprika, cumin and ½ tsp. each salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer for 20 minutes until lentils are very tender.

Season with more salt and pepper if desired.