{fast FEASTS} Tomato and Lentil Soup

I’m beginning a series of {fast FEASTS} on the blog, to share my meals in minutes with you.

We need meals that satisfy, preferably something warm, and of course healthy, most of the time. Meals that won’t keep me slaving the kitchen for an hour plus cooking and cleaning. Eats that are fast, faster than fast food.

Sound good to you?

First up, tomato and lentil soup. This recipe has made an appearance on our menu the past two weeks because it’s so good, and well, fast. Hope you enjoy a bowl or two :)

Tomato and Lentil Soup
serves 4
adapted from Slow Cooker (Love Food) Cookbook

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
3/4 cup red or yellow lentils
1 tablespoon tomato paste
3 cups vegetable stock
2 cups water
14 oz canned chopped tomatoes
1 bay leaf
sat and pepper
serve with sour cream and crusty bread or grilled cheese :)

Heat oil in pan over medium high, add onion, garlic, celery, carrots and stir until softened. Stir in cumin and coriander and add lentils and tomato paste. Mix in stock, water, tomatoes, bay leaf, and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce to medium-low and cover with slightly with lid, cooking 15-20 minutes until lentils are soft. With an immersion blender or regular blender, puree soup until smooth. Adjust salt/pepper to taste. Serve with crusty baguette and sour cream or grilled cheese! (This soup freezes well too.)

Comments

  1. Kelsey says

    Hi I'm making this right now and the directions are a bit vague. It says “stock tomatoes and bay leaf”… I just added the veggie stock, water, tomatoes, and bay leaf, but you might want to fix that in the recipe!

    Other than that, it is smelling fantastic and I can't wait to blend it up and add another lentil recipe to my arsenal!

  2. Amanda says

    I made this last night and it was a big hit, thank you! I did add some freshly grated parmesan as well used grilled cheese croutons (with a mix of pepper jack and NY sharp cheddar). Loved the addition of the lentils, great idea!

  3. Beth says

    This looks so yummy — I'm looking forward to trying it! By the way, where did you find the lovely bowl you photographed the soup in? I love it!

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