This homey soup is hearty and simple. The original recipe is from damndelicious.net; I adapted the version offered by The Candid Appetite. Dicing the vegetables means the soup cooks faster, making it a good weeknight meal for busy people.
This is one of my go-to pasta salads, and I most recently made it for a Memorial Day cookout with my family. I usually buy a red pepper-parmesan vinaigrette for the dressing, but I couldn’t find it this time and was forced to make up my own. I ended up with a better pasta salad, so it was worth that little bit of extra work.
We eat a lot of soup, year-round. This fall and winter favorite is even better than it sounds; it’s the best red lentil soup recipe I’ve tried. It’s hearty and delicious and begs for slices of crusty bread or pita wedges for wiping out the bowl.