Spicy Tomato Lentil Soup

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Spicy Tomato Lentil Soup

Whether you are just hanging out and resting up or sleeping off a “too good” night, I have the fastest, easiest soup that will rock your world. When you hear the name, Spicy Tomato Lentil Soup you probably won’t believe me, but I seriously ate 2/3rds of the pot myself. I am not proud.

I am do not typically turn to pre-made foods to make meals, but a recent trip to trader joe’s was pretty inspiring. I found a few things that that I am obsessing over right now, and one of them is precooked lentils.

Spicy Tomato Lentil Soup

And while I used homemade tomato soup as the base of this, Trader Joes and most other grocery stores these days carry good quality tomato soup in boxes that are in the perfect amount!

Spicy Tomato Lentil Soup

I thickened the soup with some leftover jasmine rice, but if you wanted to skip it, that is totally fine too.

Spicy Tomato Lentil Soup

In the end it sort of reminded me of Indian takeout. I mean that in a really good way. But I can already feel that I am not doing this any justice, so I will just quit babbling and give you the recipe. Just please trust me. 20 minutes to delicious!

In a medium pot, melt the butter over medium heat and add the onion, garlic and crushed red pepper flakes to the melted butter. Sprinkle with a little kosher salt and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the tomato soup and stir to combine. Let simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes.

Spicy Tomato Lentil Soup

Add the lentils and stir well.

Spicy Tomato Lentil Soup

Add the cooked rice and stir well.

Spicy Tomato Lentil Soup

Add the curry powder and then season with kosher salt to taste.

Spicy Tomato Lentil Soup

Spicy Tomato Lentil Soup

Serve hot.

Spicy Tomato Lentil Soup

Recipe: Spicy Tomato Lentil Soup

Ingredients

  • -1 tablespoon butter
  • -½ yellow onion, diced
  • -1 clove garlic, minced
  • -½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • -4 cups tomato soup (homemade or boxed)
  • -1 ½ cups cooked lentils (I used the steamed cooked lentils from Trader Joes)
  • -1 ½ cups cooked white rice (I used Jasmine rice)
  • -1 ½ tablespoons curry powder
  • -Kosher salt to taste

Instructions

  1. 1. In a medium pot, melt the butter over medium heat and add the onion, garlic and crushed red pepper flakes to the melted butter. Sprinkle with a little kosher salt and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. 2. Add the tomato soup and stir to combine. Let simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes.
  3. 3. Add the lentils and stir well.
  4. 4. Add the cooked rice and stir well.
  5. 5. Add the curry powder and then season with kosher salt to taste.
  6. 6. Serve hot.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

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