Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
- 4-1/2 cups water
- 4 medium carrots, sliced
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2/3 cup dried brown lentils, rinsed
- 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
- 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- In a large saucepan, combine the water, carrots, onion and lentils; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until vegetables and lentils are tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 138 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 351mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 9g fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.
Dec 1, 2019
Neither I nor my wife really cared for this one. It is a tomato soup, but the combination with lentils just didn't work for us. Doesn't go with grilled cheese sandwiches at all, and not really satisfying as a stand-alone either.
May 22, 2018
Used this recipe but added chicken sausage. Delicious,
Jan 3, 2018
Delicious recipe. Maybe less sugar next time, and a teensy bit more salt.
Dec 7, 2016
Delicious soup, and a great one for my vegetarian family and friends. I added 8 oz. of fresh mushrooms, sliced, along with the carrots, onion and lentils. I didn't include the vinegar, but it tasted fine without it. This soup is a good way to use some of the herbs I grew and dried this summer. The soup is thick and filling.
Jan 1, 2015
Quick easy and yummy. I always make it with the garam masala.
Mar 25, 2014
One of my absolute favorite soups--I always add the kale, and I use jalapeno sausage as well.
Jan 8, 2014
I followed the recipe as written but added a little over a cup of leftover diced ham. I liked it more as I got to the end of my serving. It was very filling and healthy. Can't say it's my favorite TOH soup recipe, though. Not sure why; maybe next time I make this I will add sausage as others have done. It needs a little something to balance out the spices.
Nov 18, 2012
Followed recipe except used fresh tarragon and thyme. Didn't really measure it. The thyme flavor was distinctive, but I grew to love it. I accidentally boiled it a little too long at first, bit not a problem. Great healthy recipe. Want to share with friends
Nov 10, 2012
I omitted the dill weed. It was so delicious! Even my 14-month-old son gobbled it up!~ Theresa
Sep 29, 2012
Love this soup, I add all three variations and find it very satisfying.