Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr

A delicious lentil soup that has an Italian flavor. Very simple to make, and a delicious meal with just some good quality French bread or some good rolls or biscuits. Quite good if you are a fan of lentil soup!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sort and rinse lentils.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine rinsed lentils and water.
  3. In a small frying pan, or skillet, saute onion and garlic in the butter until onion is tender but not browned.
  4. Add onion and garlic to lentils.
  5. Stir in salt, pepper, sugar, Oregano, basil and parsley.
  6. Bring to a boil; reduce heat.
  7. Cover and simmer until the lentils are tender, about 45 minutes.
  8. Add tomatoes and tomato paste.
  9. Stir well.
  10. Simmer 15 minutes longer.
  11. Garnish each bowl with a parsley sprig, if desired.


Most Helpful

I didn't have any oregano so used cumin and garam masala and it was YUM! Very easy and quick to make. From start to finish was 30 minutes. Next time I will saute the onion and garlic in the pot, then add water and lentils etc after that -less washing up.

abfabmiriam March 13, 2011

Very tasty soup! I doubled the oregano and basil, only added 1 tsp of salt and half of a vegan chicken soup bouillon cube. I served it with garlic naan bread, my hubby loved it! I bet it will be even better tomorrow, thanks for posting!

Lilmsbritches November 21, 2010

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