Dig into a taste of the season with this hearty soup, power-packed with protein (thank you, lentils and mushrooms) and heart-healthy antioxidants (thank you, fresh veggies and tomato paste).
Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat.
Add mushrooms, green pepper, onion and garlic and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
Pour in chicken broth and stir in tomato paste.
Bring to a boil and add the lentils.
Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes.
Season with basil.
Cover and simmer for another 15 minutes.