Red Lentil and Vegetable Soup

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Makes about 7 ½ cups; serves 4





  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 red Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup dried red lentils
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper


  1. In 4-quart saucepan, heat oil on medium until hot. Add carrots and onion, and cook 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned and tender.  Stir in cumin; cook 1 minute.
  2. Add tomatoes, broth, lentils, 2 cups water, salt, and pepper; cover and heat to boiling on high.  Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, 8 to 10 minutes or until lentils are tender. 

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