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Larisa's Hearty Lentil Soup


1 medium onion (chopped)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 carrot diced

2 bell peppers diced (use colorful peppers to make it prettier)

7-8 cups of boiling water (depending on desired consistency)

1 teaspoon cumin

1 tablespoon dried oregano

4-5 garlic cloves chopped (optional)

6-7 grape/cherry tomatoes (optional)

Sea salt and pepper to taste


Sauté 1 onion for 5 min in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add one tablespoon of paprika. Mix well and sauté until onions are tender. Add water if onions begin to brown. Add 1carrot and 2 bell peepers and sauté for another 5 minutes. Add boiling water, salt, pepper to taste. 1 teaspoon of cumin and cook on med flame for 15 minutes or until lentils are tender. Add 6-7 whole grape/cherry tomatoes(optional), 4-5 cloves of chopped garlic and 1 tablespoon of dried oregano. Let cook for another 5 min. Cover and let stand in the pot for a couple of minutes. Enjoy!


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