Chop the carrots, onion and celery very fine.
In a pot add the olive oil and saute` the carrots, onion and celery.
After 3 mins. add the tomatoes and the basil.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Cook for 15 mins. at medium heat.
Add the lentils and the hot broth to completely cover the lentils.
Cook for an additional 20 mins. add more hot broth as needed.
Serve by adding a dash of fresh EV olive oil.