Italian Tomato Soup with Brown Lentils and Vegetables

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Rest Time 15 hrs
Total Time 15 hrs 35 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 2 people
Calories 33 kcal


To garnish:

  • 1 Can Beefsteak tomatoes, red, Italy
  • 6 small Onions, red
  • 2 medium sized Cloves of garlic, fresh
  • 40 g Bacon, smoked, mixed
  • 4 tbsp Celery stalks, frozen, cut into small rolls
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Tomato juice, from the beefsteak tomatoes
  • 200 g White wine, dry
  • 2 medium sized Bay leaves, dried
  • 1 tsp Herbal mix, Italy, dried
  • 2 Sage leaves, dried
  • Chicken broth, granulated
  • 2 Pinches Black pepper, fresh from the mill
  • 2 medium-sized Potatoes, mainly waxy
  • 1 medium-sized Carrot
  • Flowers and leaves


  • Wash the lenses until the wash water runs clear. Soak them overnight in enough water to cover them well.
  • Cut the beefsteak tomatoes into pieces the size of a fingernail. Use with the tomato juice. Cap the onions and garlic cloves at both ends, peel and cut into small pieces. Measure and defrost the celery stalks. Wash and peel the potatoes, cut in half lengthways, halves lengthways and quarter across. Wash the carrot, cap at both ends, peel and notch lengthways in the upper quarter. Slice the whole carrot crosswise into approx. 3 mm thick slices.
  • Heat the olive oil well in a pan, add the onions and garlic and roast until the onions begin to turn brown. Add the bacon and fry for 2 minutes. Deglaze with the tomato juice, add the lentils with their soaking water and the celery stalks and bring to a simmer.
  • Season to taste with the chicken stock and pepper and add the spices. After simmering for 5 minutes, add the potatoes and after another 3 minutes the carrot slices. Simmer for another 5 minutes until the lentils are cooked through.
  • Distribute the warm soup on the serving bowls, serve and enjoy.


  • Serve as a snack with white bread.


Serving: 100gCalories: 33kcalCarbohydrates: 6.8gProtein: 0.8gFat: 0.2g
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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