This is the best soup I’ve ever tasted, if I do say so myself. It has a lot of flavor and is amazing on its own, but extraordinary coupled with freshly baked whole wheat bread. It’s become a family favorite!
Heat oil in a large saucepan over high heat until bubbling. Add onion, reduce heat to medium, and cook and stir until onions are browned and slightly translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Add cherry tomatoes and bell pepper; cook for 1 minute.
Add water and
, increase heat to high, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer until lentils are cooked, 15 to 20 minutes. Add diced tomatoes with juice, basil, salt, and pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning before serving.
Per Serving: 238 calories; protein 10.8g; carbohydrates 32.3g; fat 7.5g; sodium 801mg.