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Hearty Lentil Soup

Adapted from Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soup
Servings: 8 people


  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 3 medium carrots chopped/sliced
  • 2 ribs celery chopped
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomaotes salt-free
  • 4 cups vegetable broth low sodium, oil free
  • 1 tsp Chipotle chili flakes optional
  • bunch of baby spinach and other greens
  • low-sodium Tamari optional/to taste
  • 2 cups red lentils


  • Stir fry onions till tender, then add garlic, bell peppers, carrots, celery, tomatoes, lentils, broth and spices. Bring to a boil, stir and then simmer covered for 30 minutes.  Stir occasionally to stop lentils sticking to the bottom of the pot.
    Add spinach and low sodium Tamari to taste before serving.