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Spicy Lentil And Tomato Soup

Servings 3


  • 1 dsp of olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 2 medium carrots diced
  • 120 g dried red lentils
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp chilli flakes adjust to your chilli preference
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes 400g
  • 1 pint of vegetable stock
  • Black pepper


  • Heat the oil in a large non-stick plan and add the onion and garlic.
  • Cook for about 5 minutes to soften the onion then add the spices and stir well.
  • Add the diced carrot, cover and cook over a gentle heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the lentils, tomatoes and stock and bring to the boil.
  • Simmer for 25 minutes or until the lentils are tender. If the soup gets too thick as it cooks add a bit more boiling water.
  • Add freshly ground black pepper.


Vegan as long as you make sure your vegetable stock is vegan.