Red Lentil and Tomato Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Makes: 8

Ingredients

  1. 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  2. 1 onion, finely diced
  3. 3 carrots, peeled and finely diced
  4. 3 celery stalks, finely diced
  5. 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  6. 4 cups (1 L) vegetable broth
  7. 2 cups (500 mL) water
  8. 1 can (796 mL) diced tomatoes
  9. 1 cup (250 mL) dried red lentils
  10. 1/2 cup (125 mL) coarsely chopped parsley, plus more for garnish

Method

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, carrots and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, 10 min., or until onion starts to brown. Add garlic and cook 1 min., until golden.
  2. Pour vegetable broth, water and diced tomatoes into saucepan. Stir in red lentils. Bring to a boil over high heat then reduce to a simmer; cover and cook 30 to 40 min., or until lentils and vegetables are tender. 
  3. Stir in parsley. Divide soup into bowls. Garnish with additional parsley to serve.