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Spicy lentil and tomato soup

 68 ratings

Prep Time:15 mins

Cooking Time:25 mins

Serves:4 Adults

Spicy lentil and tomato soup

This soup makes a great lunchtime meal that also contributes 3 of your 5-a-day!

About this recipe

Adapted from 101 Square Meals


  • 140g of red split lentils
  • 10ml of vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 large fresh tomatoes or 1 can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1-2 sticks of celery
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 leek
  • ¼ teaspoon of chilli powder
  • 1 low-salt vegetable or chicken stock cube
  • 850ml of boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon of  fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon of dried parsley


  1. Peel and chop the onion and garlic.
  2. Wash, peel and chop the celery, carrots and leeks.
  3. Chop the tomatoes.
  4. Heat the oil and gently fry the chopped garlic, onion, celery, carrot and leek until softened.
  5. Add the chilli powder and stir in the lentils.
  6. Stir in the tomatoes.
  7. Pour the stock over the vegetables.
  8. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until the lentils are tender.
  9. Add the parsley.
  10. Blend if desired.
  11. Serve and enjoy.

What you will need

  • Chopping board
  • Chopping knife
  • Hand blender
  • Measuring jug(for liquids)
  • Saucepan
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Wooden spoon

Serving suggestions

Serve with wholemeal bread

This hearty soup is great for those trying to increase the vegetable intake.

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