Hearty Lentil Soup

I threw this recipe together on a cold night and it was DELISH! And very easy. I wish I had taken a picture but it got eaten up too quickly!

Ingredients:

1 onion, chopped

About 15 Brussels sprouts,quartered

Two tomatoes, chopped

1 can tomato juice

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 tbs oregano

2 tbs basil

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

1 bay leaf

lemon juice

2 cups lentils

7 cups water

Begin by sautéing the onion and garlic until fragrant. Add brussels, oregano, basil and red pepper flakes. Stir for 2 minutes. Add lentils, tomato juice and seven cups of water. Add tomatoes. Bring to boil, then reduce to simmer for about 35-40 minutes (check the lentils, they may be done a little sooner). Add lemon juice. Salt and pepper to taste.

Yum! Of course you can add as many other vegetables as you’d like. I simply used what I had in my fridge. Next time I think I’ll throw in some carrots, celery and spinach.

🙂 Happy Eating!

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