Tomato and Lentil Soup

    1 hour 20 minutes

    This is an easy to make soup with ingredients that I always have in the house. It is full of flavour and great for a cold winter's night.

    5 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 2 large onions
    • 2 cloves of garlic
    • 1 (400g) tin diced tomatoes
    • 8 basil leaves
    • 1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
    • 850ml stock
    • 60g red lentils
    • 1 pinch salt and coarsely ground black pepper, to taste

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and sweat the onions until soft.
    2. Add the garlic, tomatoes, basil, cayenne pepper and stock. Bring to the boil then simmer over a low to medium heat for 15-20 minutes.
    3. Add the lentils and continue to cook until the lentils become soft.
    4. Pour the soup into a blender and blend until the soup reaches your desired consistency.
    5. Return the soup back onto the cooker and cook over a low heat for a further 2-3 minutes.
    6. Add salt, pepper and/or basil, to taste.

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    Delicious and easy.. had to use dried basil since fresh is still pretty $.. will try with fresh in summer  -  09 Apr 2015


    Very very good ! It worked perfectly for me, loved it. Maybe a bit more chili would have been better, but it depends of how spicy you want your soup. Easy, cheap, must-try for a student !  -  10 Oct 2011


    Simple but very nutritious and tasty. Used fresh tomatoes and homemade chicken stock. Cooked in a pressure cooker for 25 mins then blitzed in a food processor. As I've only got small hands I added 3 handfuls of lentils and couldn't resist a splash of Worcester sauce  -  05 Dec 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)