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Tomato, Basil, and Lentil Soup

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“I created this soup many years ago after eating something like it at an "ex-pat" cafe in Prague. It's a really easy to make soup and can vary to your taste.”
READY IN:
40mins
SERVES:
6-8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large soup pot, saute the onions on medium-low until soft.
  2. Add the minced garlic and saute until fragrant, being careful not to brown it.
  3. Add the dried lentils, basil and oregano, paprika (to taste) and saute a little longer, until fragrant.
  4. Stir in the can of diced tomatoes and add water or chicken stock to cover the beans about 1 or so inches, depending on how thick you want the soup.
  5. Add brown sugar, red wine vinegar and carrot, if using.
  6. Boil the soup until the lentils have softened to a satisfactory texture. Add water/stock if necessary.
  7. Remove approximately 2 cups of soup and, using a handblender or foodprocessor, purify the soup. Add the sour cream to this mixture, stir until smooth and and return to main pot.
  8. Salt and pepper to taste.

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