Meatless Dinner Recipe: Lentil Tomato Soup

We have been eating a ton of soup lately! It’s quick easy and can be a good way to trick your family into eating healthy! Since my son’s girlfriend is a vegetarian, I’ve had to get a little creative when she is staying for supper. One of my favorites so far is this slightly sweet, yet savory soup. Paired with a loaf of fresh French bread, your family will be sure to feel the love with this cozy comfort meal.

lentil tomato soup recipe

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a hearty vegetarian soup made with carrots, lentils and tomato.
Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 12
  • 10 c water
  • 5 large carrots, sliced
  • ¼ cup onion, minced
  • 6 stalks celery, chopped w/ leaves
  • 1⅓ c dried lentils, rinsed
  • 2 6oz cans tomato paste
  • 2 Tbs parsley
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp dill weed
  • ½ tsp tarragon
  • 2 Tbs brown sugar (1 Tbs for less sweetness)
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ - 1 tsp salt (to taste)
  • 1 c frozen leaf spinach
  1. Into a large pot, add water, carrots, onion, celery and lentils.
  2. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until vegetables and lentils are just tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. Stir in all remaining ingredients except spinach.
  4. Bring soup to boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer 10 - 15 minutes until flavors are blended and lentils are soft.
  5. Find and remove bay leaf. Stir in spinach.
  6. Serve hot and enjoy!

We might add a few slices of cooked crumbled bacon next time - meatless is good but bacon makes everything better!
This makes a large batch, cut it in half for a single batch. It does taste delicious on the second (and third!) day of being in the fridge. This soup would freeze well.

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  1. Looks yummy and also frugal to make! Thanks for the idea!

  2. ohkeeka [The Type A Housewife] says:

    Ooh, this is making me hungry! I just love lentil soup–it’s so filling. I’m intrigued by the brown sugar in this!

  3. This looks great! I only eat poultry but prefer meatless dishes so this is great for me, thanks!

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