Spiced lentil and ginger soup

Spiced lentil and ginger soup

  • serves 6
  • A little effort

A delicious low-fat blend packed with iron - warm up with this easy flavoursome lentil soup with a spicy chilli kick. Lentils are a great low fat food that helps you feel fuller for longer.

Make this spiced lentil and ginger soup, then check out our spiced lentil soup, red lentil soup, sweet potato, carrot and ginger soup and more soup recipes.


  • olive oil
  • onion 1 medium, finely chopped
  • carrot 1 large, peeled and diced
  • celery 2 sticks, diced
  • garlic 2 cloves, crushed
  • ginger 25g, peeled and grated
  • red chilli 1, finely sliced
  • medium curry powder 1 tbsp
  • red lentils 150g, rinsed
  • chopped tomatoes 400g tin
  • low-fat natural yoghurt 2 tbsp to serve 


  • Step 1

    Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large non-stick saucepan and fry the onion, carrot and celery for 5 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger and chilli and cook for 2 minutes more.

  • Step 2

    Stir in the curry powder and 4 tbsp cold water. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Tip the lentils and tomatoes into the pan. Refill the tomato tin three times with cold water and pour into the saucepan.

  • Step 3

    Season then bring to the boil. Simmer for 30-40 minutes until the lentils are very tender and the soup is thickened. Serve topped with a swirl of low-fat natural yoghurt.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 74
  • Fat 2.3g
  • Carbs 10g
  • Fibre 2.1g
  • Protein 3.3g
  • Salt 0.1g