This tomato and lentil soup recipe would be an appropriate dish for any meal, especially for those on a soup diet, vegan diet or liquid diet. Any of our healthy recipes are also appropriate for people looking to have a healthy diet or balanced diet.
For your tomato and lentil soup (serving 2), the recipe is quite flexible in what you can add for your personal preference:
- Olive oil
- 1/2 chopped onion
- 1 chopped celery stick
- 1/2 chopped carrot
- Cumin, coriander, bay leaf (and any other herbs or spices)
- 100g split red lentils
- 200g tomatoes
- Tomato puree
The method to make your tomato and lentil soup should take around 20 minutes:
- Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the onions and let them cook for about 5 minutes before adding the rest of the vegetables, let them cook for about 3 minutes and finally add in your herbs and spices. Constantly stir.
- Add the lentils, tomatoes and tomato puree to the mixture and bring to the boil. Reduce the lid, half cover the pan, let it simmer for about 10 minutes or until the vegetables/lentils are soft.
- Use a blender or food processor to create the correct consistency for you; if you need to thin the soup add water/vegetable stock.