Lentil Vegetable Soup

4 Servings

This is Aunt Ruths recipe for homemade Lentil Vegetable Soup.


3 tablespoons oil
1 large onion - chopped
1 green pepper - chopped
3 cloves of garlic - minced
8 cups of water
3 8 oz. cans of tomato sauce
cups of lentils
1 cup of brown rice
1 cup of dry white wine
3 carrots - sliced
3 celery stalks - sliced
2 large red potatoes - diced
2 zucchini - sliced
1 teaspoon thyme - crumbled
1 teaspoon dried basil - crumbled


Heat the oil - add the next 3 ingredients, saute until tender (5 minutes).

Add the remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer until the lentils and rice are tender and soup is thick (about 1¼ hours).

Season with salt and pepper.


Notes: You may leave out the celery and zucchini. Aunt Ruth's notes also mentioned adding another can of tomoto sauce when the soup is almost finished, if it is too thick.


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