Spicy Lentil Tomato Stew

Recipe by dividend
READY IN: 50mins




  • Optionally, you can soak the lentils in cold water before you start the prep for this. Drain them before you add them to the soup.
  • Mince the onion, celery, and garlic. Peel and mince the carrot.
  • Warm the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, and celery with a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring often, for 6 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 1 minutes.
  • Sprinkle on the spices, and stir.
  • Make a space in the middle of the pot, and add the tomato paste. Mix everything together until a thick paste forms.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes with their juice and stir.
  • Add the chicken broth and water and stir.
  • Add the lentils. Bring to a boil, then back the heat off to a simmer. Simmer for 30 - 45 minutes, stirring often.
  • Remove from the heat, add the lemon juice, and puree to desired consistency. (I like it left slightly chunky.).
  • Add pepper to taste.
  • Lemon zest / freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  • Plain yogurt blended with salt, pepper, and chopped parsley or cilantro.