Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Lentil Tomatoe Soup

I know we all have those days when we just want to make a quick meal and eat already. Sometimes I don't feel like spending so much time in the kitchen. So I make lentil tomatoe soup it is delicious especially on a cold day <3

  •     1 teaspoon olive oil
  •     1 medium onion, diced
  •     2 cloves garlic, minced
  •     1/2 cup apple juice
  •     1 tablespoon basil
  •     1 tablespoon oregano
  •     4 cups water
  •     1 cup lentils
  •     1 can diced tomatoes
  •     sea salt
  •     1 cup of spinache


1. Heat a large soup pan on medium heat. Add the olive oil and saute the onions and garlic until translucent (not browned).  Pour in the apple juice and allow it to bubble to deglaze the pot and burn off the alcohol.

2. If using dried herbs, stir them in now, followed by the lentils. Pour in the water and boil for 30 minutes or until the lentils are softened. Stir in the tomatoes and sea salt and leave for 10 or preferably 20 minutes.

3. Stir in the greens a few minutes before serving so they wilt. If using fresh herbs, stir them in now.

4. Garnish this lentil tomato soup recipe with fresh herbs or a roasted nut or seed and enjoy.


Makes: Makes 4 bowls., Preparation time: 10 min., Cooking time: 40-50 min.

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