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Roasted Tomato and Red Lentil Soup with Pepita Gremolata

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  • Author: Annie




  • 1 1/22 pounds Roma tomatoes, cut into two
  • 1 large onion, peeled and sliced
  • 8 cloves garlic, peeled (leave the cloves whole)
  • splash of vegetable broth or water and Bragg Liquid Aminos
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • garlic powder, to taste
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. white miso
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. chile powder
  • 1/2 tsp. coriander
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • ~ 4 cups water


  • big handful of parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
  • zest of one lemon


Make the soup

  1. Preheat the oven to 425-degrees F. In a deep-sided baking dish, toss the tomatoes, onions and garlic with the vegetable broth/water and Liquid Aminos. Sprinkle with black pepper and garlic powder. Roast, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes, onions and garlic are very soft and beginning to brown, 20-25 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.
  2. When mixture has cooled for a bit, process in a blender until very smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a medium-sized saucepan, saute the carrots, onion, celery and garlic in a little bit of water. Cook for about 8-10 minutes or until they begin to soften. Stir in the soy sauce, miso, tomato paste and spices. Add the lentils and 3 cups of the water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until lentils are extremely tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. If beans are still firm, add liquid and continue to cook. Set aside to cool slightly.
  4. When lentils have cooled for a bit, process in a blender until very smooth. Now combine the tomato and lentil mixtures in a big soup pot. Add water to reach desired consistency. Gently warm soup, divide among bowls and top with gremolata.

Make the gremolata

  1. In a food prep or processor, combine the pepitas, garlic, parsley and lemon zest. Process until chunky.


  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 191
  • Sugar: 7
  • Sodium: 300
  • Fat: 2
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 35
  • Protein: 12
  • Cholesterol: 0