Soup du jour

Dinner for the next 3 days...

  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 can petite cut tomatoes
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 4 large cloves of garlic, finely diced
  • 1 cup dried lentils
  • 1 cup tomato sauce (or 1 small can of tomato paste)
  • 1 bag frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 cup pasta (I used shells)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic salt
  • salt and pepper to taste
In a large soup pot (or dutch oven, if you have one), heat 2 tbsp olive oil on medium heat. Saute onions for 5 minutes or until translucent, then add garlic and stir for 1 minute. Add the rest of the ingredients EXCEPT for the pasta, and simmer on low for 1 hour. In a separate pot, cook pasta until al dente, strain, and add to the soup pot. Adjust with extra spices, herbs, or even add an extra can of corn, beans, or frozen spinach.

I like to top mine with parmesan cheese (just like mom) and extra pepper!