Recipe Thursdays Vegan Edition: Simple Lentil Soup

Brrr! While Jack Frost is still nipping at our noses, it's nice to come home to something warm and hearty, like this Simple Lentil Soup. Featured in My Vegan Recipe Journal, this week's recipe is from vegan restaurant Café Blossom in New York City.

Simple Lentil Soup
Serves 4

4 cups water
1 cup dried brown or red lentils
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium potato, peeled and chopped
1 medium zucchini, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
3 tomatoes, seeded and diced
1-1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons dried thyme
Black pepper to taste

1. In a large pot combine all ingredients.
2. Slowly bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 1-1/2 hours over very low heat, stirring occasionally.
3. Add more water to soup to achieve desired thickness.

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