1. Lightly sautee all the vegetables in a large pot.
2. Add salt and spices. Add lentils and vegetable stock.
3. Bring to a quick boil. Add more water if needed.
4. Stir in tomato puree.
5. Reduce heat to medium-low and and cook for 30 min. If desired, you can add chopped parsley before serving.
6. This delicious soup goes well with brown rice, whole wheat tortillas or pita bread. Enjoy!