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Creamy Romesco Tomato Lentil Soup

Creamy Romesco Tomato Lentil Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tomato #soup #recipe

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Oops, I almost forgot to tell you about the SOUP! This creamy Romesco tomato lentil soup is a wonderful tomato soup with the zesty flavor of Romesco sauce, a hint of cheesiness and some added protein and fiber from lentils. Like most tomato soups, it is marvelous with a grilled cheese sandwich to soak up some of that marvelous tomato taste.

Creamy Romesco Tomato Lentil Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: About 1 quart of soup

Creamy Romesco Tomato Lentil Soup


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 - 3 cloves garlic, peeled & chopped
  • 1/3 cup carrots, peeled & chopped
  • 1 cup canned tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup red lentils
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup Romesco sauce (recipe here)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Italian blend of cheeses
  • 1/4 cup fat free half & half or milk (or cream ... I used fat free half & half)
  • About 2 Tablespoons fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Robin seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground red chimayo or other hot chili peppers (optional ... more or less to taste)
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat, then add the onion, garlic, and carrots and saute for a few minutes, stirring, until the onion is soft and translucent.
  2. Add the tomatoes, broth, water, lentils & bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook until the lentils are tender. Keep the lid partway covering the top and cook about 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so.
  3. If using a traditional blender: Remove from heat, pull out the bay leaf, then pour into a blender cup. Let cool a bit, then add the remaining ingredients. Cover the top with a towel and pulse very gently a couple times to release the extra pressure, then blend till smooth. Adjust seasonings to your liking and blend again.
  4. If using an immersion blender: remove the bay leaf from the pan, add the remaining ingredients to the pot and blend till smooth. Adjust the seasonings to your liking and blend again.


RECIPE SOURCE: http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/

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Creamy Romesco Tomato Lentil Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tomato #soup #recipe

This recipe was shared at Sunday Dinner Party, Munching MondayTotally Talented Tuesday, Treasure Box TuesdayWine’d Down WednesdayMoonlight & Mason Jars and Hearth & Soul Bloghop.

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4 Responses

  1. Sounds wonderful and congrats on your new ziplist feature that will bequite handy! Thanks for linking this up at The Weekend Social! I hope to see you next week!

    April 11, 2014 at 8:35 pm

  2. That is delicious creamy soup Love it, Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop.

    April 14, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you Swathi! I hope you try it … it was SO good 🙂

      April 14, 2014 at 7:38 pm

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