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Zesty Red Lentil Tomato Soup

This such a great comfort food soup!!!

Zesty Red Lentil Tomato Soup - Recipe at Cali-zona.com

Make the Marinara Sauce and simmer

In a soup pot add red lentils, rinse thoroughly and strain

Add water to the pot, whole cloves of garlic and the bullion cubes then bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium for 30 minutes

 Scoop off the starchy foam

Dice the potatoes and put into a pan with enough water to cover and boil until soft then strain and set aside until the lentils are done

While potatoes are cooking, In a sauté pan add 2 tablespoon of olive oil, carrots & a pinch of salt, then sauté until soft and add to lentils.  You can also steam them if you like

Add tomato sauce after lentils are cooked

Add the potatoes, corn, olive oil and spices

 Simmer for 20 more minutes

Recipe – 8 – 12 servings

  • 3 Cups Red Lentils
  • 12 Cups Filtered Water
  • 4 Small Potatoes
  • 3 Large Carrots
  • 1 Cup Frozen or Fresh Corn
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Vegetable Bullion Cubes
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Paprika Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Sea Salt or to Taste
  • Cayenne Pepper to taste (Optional)

* This soup is really good without the vegetables as well.  For extra tomato flavor double the marinara.

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Sesame Lentil Soup With Pureed Roasted Red Bell Peppers

If you’re someone who doesn’t like brown lentil soups, you must try this one before giving up on them! It is incredibly tasty!


Boil lentils for 25 minutes on medium high heat then add 2 more cups of water

While lentils are cooking Roast OG Red Bell Peppers or use already roasted jarred red bell peppers (if jarred in oil, make sure to drain it)

Slice carrots

Brown hulled sesame seeds in frying pan on medium heat till golden (optional)

Puree red bell peppers in food processor then add puree to soup and stir well

Add toasted sesame oil, brown rice vinegar, soy sauce, sea salt and sriracha hot sauce

In a saute pan add carrots, 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, 1 teaspoon soy sauce

Saute for 5 minutes then cover and let steam for 10 more or until soft

Add the carrots and corn to soup


Recipe - 8 – 12

  • 3 Cups lentils
  • 12 + 2 Cups Filtered Water
  • 4  Roasted Red Bell Peppers
  • 4 Carrots
  • 1 Cup Frozen Corn
  • 1/2 Cup Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Rice Vinegar
  • 1/3 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Sea Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce (Optional)
  • 1 Cup Sesame Seeds (Optional)

Lentils provide a steady stream of glucose to your brain.  Glucose is a sugar and key source of energy for cells in the body, and is the only fuel your brain can use.  The high fiber regulates the release of the glucose, providing a steady stream of fuel that powers your brain cells, and is a key component in keeping your brain in excellent shape.

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