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Lentil soup

Serves 4
Prep time: 40 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins

A fantastically tasty, filling and nutritious recipe that can be made in a relatively short space of time. Delicious served with fresh hot bread.

  • Soup
  • Lentils
  • Vegetarian



  • 1 cup split red lentils
  • 1 small onion
  • Olive oil
  • 1 dessert spoon curry powder – to taste
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon cumin – to taste
  • 1 tin of tomatoes (eg: plain, savoury, Indian)
  • 3 teaspoons (heaped)
  • stock powder (eg: chicken)
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh coriander or parsley to garnish
  1. Place lentils in a bowl, cover well with boiling water and cover with a lid.
  2. Soak for 15-30mins (the longer the better).
  3. Finely dice the onion then fry in a saucepan with a little olive oil and the curry and cumin powders.
  4. Add the tomatoes.
  5. Dissolve the stock in the 3 cups of boiling water then add to the mix.
  6. Once the lentils have absorbed all the water, drain, rinse and add to the mix.
  7. Continue to simmer until the lentils are tender.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Garnish with fresh coriander or parsley then serve.