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Total Time
40mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

A rich, hearty soup that cooks up in no time! Serve with a green salad and crusty bread, and you've got a complete dinner.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place the oil in a 3- to 4-quart microwave-safe bowl, cover, and heat for 20 seconds on high. Stir in the onion, carrot, celery, and garlic, and heat for 5 minutes, uncovered, stirring once during the cooking time.
  2. Add the tomatoes, lentils, rosemary, thyme, parsley, and broth, and cook, covered, for about 4 minutes.
  3. Stir the soup, then add salt and pepper to taste. Cook 2 to 3 more minutes, or until the vegetables are just tender.
  4. Remove and let sit, covered, for about 10 minutes.
  5. Serve hot with the cheese on the side.
  6. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
  7. VARIATIONS:.
  8. To make this an even heartier soup, top with croutons or thin slices of French bread. Save time by buying prechopped vegetables for this soup.