I know for some of you the weather is getting a bit too warm for a soup like this, but I wanted to sneak it in before the summer.  It is one of my favorite soups.   It has tons of fiber, tons of vegetables, and tons of flavor.  I make it, freeze it, and then anytime I want to feel good about what I eat, I pull a bowl of it out my freezer and heat it up for lunch.Though I changed this recipe so much that it is definitely my own now, my inspiration came from a book my friend Shannon gave me.  It’s by America’s Test Kitchen and is called.  It’s a fantastic cookbook, and I would recommend it for anyone who is a serious cook.  My starting point for this lentil soup was their “hearty lentil soup.”  I switched mine to vegetarian, and changed some other things around, but I couldn’t have made this good of a soup without the book.Oh, and I just want to briefly mention that the toast in the picture there is from the same baguette I froze a couple weeks ago.  All I did was pop the frozen pieces in the toaster.

lentil soup

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus a large pinch
  • 5-6 large carrots, peeled (if not organic), and sliced into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 14 ounce (400g) can diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 cup (100g) lentils, rinsed and picked over
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup (118mL) white wine or grape juice, whatever you have
  • 4 cups (950mL) vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 cup (236mL) water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3-4 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, chopped

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