Hearty Tomato and Lentil Soup

Recipe by Shannon Cooks

I threw this soup together the other night using only ingredients I had on hand. It was fabulous, fulfilling, and best of all, cheap to make. Serve with crusty bread and shredded cheddar on top.....and a glass of red wine and a movie! PS You can also add other vegetables to this soup: anything goes!!!

Top Review by DuChick

5 thumbs up for a healthy, hearty soup! Everyone may not love this soup, but I did, especially with it being high in protein and sooo low in fat. It was also super easy to put together. I did add about a teaspoon of dried basil to enhance the tomato flavor. I used fire-roasted diced tomatoes and about 3/4 lb. of lentils (all I had), so I didn't need to add water. I will enjoy this for leftovers! Thanks for creating this, Shannon!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onions and celery in olive oil cooking spray until onions are translucent.
  2. Add 1 lb brown lentils, vegetable broth, water and .the cans of tomatoes.
  3. Cover and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer until lentils are soft and celery is tender.
  5. NOTE: I used 8 cups of broth plus one cup water for a thicker soup. If you desire a thinner soup, you may want to add an extra 2 cups of broth if desired.

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