Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is from "Heal Your Heart", the Rice Diet book. I haven't made it yet.


  1. Wash and sort lentils. Put them and 2 qts. water over medium heat.
  2. When they begin to simmer, add everything else.
  3. Continue to simmer, uncovered, until they are cooked and sauce is thickened, about 30 minutes.
Most Helpful

I chose to make this as I have a good lot of lentils currently on hand and I like them a lot. I knew in advance that I would need to add salt, no problem. My surprise came when I started looking for the tomato paste and couldn't find any, oops. I subbed in Chili Sauce and I think that it worked out quite well, it really popped up the flavor level. I found that, in my case, it took almost double the stated time to really cook through. I don't know but that might be because I have lentils from this years harvest from a friends farm? Be that as it may, the outcome was a tasty soup that I topped with some rough cut chives out of my yard for an early dinner.

Annacia October 02, 2013

This was ok. Younger megavore loved it. It desperately needed a good dose of salt. I think a bit more vinegar would be good, too. Nice & easy. Quick also. Made for the Zesties of ZWT6!

Elmotoo June 17, 2010