Quick Red Lentil Soup

Quick Red Lentil Soup

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This soup is a snap to make especially if you use frozen vegetables. Red lentils cook pretty quickly but yours may take a little longer, see how you go.


Serves: 4 

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 100g frozen chopped onions
  • 800g red lentils, rinsed
  • 300ml water
  • 300ml skim milk
  • 1 1/2 vegetable stock cubes
  • 200g carrots, sliced
  • pinch cumin
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley or fresh coriander

Preparation:8min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:18min 

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the onions 2 minutes, stirring. Add the lentils, water, milk and crumbled stock cubes. Cook over high heat, covered, 5 minutes or until lentils are soft.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the carrots in the microwave on high power 1 minute.
  3. Add cumin and puree the lentils with a hand blender to desired texture. Season to taste. Serve with the carrots on top and sprinkled with fresh parsley or coriander.

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