A dash of paprika
1/4 cup of crushed tomatoes with juice
1 potato peeled and cut in small cubes
1 carrot peeled and cut small
1 celery stalk cut small
1/2 onion cut small
salt and pepper to taste
1 lb. of small pasta like ditalini or tiny shells.
Cook according to package directions and drain.
Make sure lentil is clean
Then rinse and drain, in a big enough pot cover lentil with enough water
Cook lentil on medium heat with the same water for 10 minutes