This soup is hearty and packed full of protein and flavour. It's also super-easy to make. Lentils are simmered with vegetables and seasonings. Serve with crusty bread, if desired.
First time making a soup from scratch ever and it came out fantastic! I didn't add the celery as I don't like it but I followed everything else to the T, I think I may add a tad more spinach next time maybe a full cup rather than half as I do like my spinach! But more to the point.. This is a very delicious and warming soup its also surprisingly filling and goes great with some fresh bread! Thank you for the recipe! - 27 Jan 2016
I think you will find that the passage is the tomatoes Scott!! - 28 Aug 2015
Based on comments here, I made some substitutions and I think this is the best lentil soup I've had in a long time. I added another 2 carrots, I doubled all the spices. I added 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes, I bought a can of 28oz. crushed tomatoes. I added the 14.5 oz. that the recipe called for, then used the rest mixed with 4 cups of broth and water to make the 8 cups of "water". I used 1 cup brown and 1 cup red lentils, I used 3 T. of lemon juice instead of vinegar, and I added about 3 Tablespoons of port. I guess that's a lot of changes, but trust me, people can't stop eating it. It's really great. - 24 Dec 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)