Two bowls of red lentil soup with lime on the side

Red lentil soup

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Give your red lentil soup a fiery kick with jalapeño chillies and cumin seeds. Lime adds freshness and a zingy finish


Make this warming red lentil soup, then check out our spiced lentil soup, tomato soupbutternut squash soup and more soup recipes.



  • onion 1, roughly chopped
  • carrot 1 large, peeled and grated
  • jalapeño chillies 2, chopped
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • red lentils 3 tbsp
  • chopped tomatoes 400g tin
  • vegetable stock 500ml
  • lime 1, zested and juiced
  • natural yogurt to serve


  • Step 1

    Cook the onion, carrot and chilli in a drizzle of oil until softened, then add the cumin. Cook for a minute, then tip in the lentils, tomatoes and stock. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until lentils are soft.

  • Step 2

    Blitz the soup briefly with a stick blender until semi-smooth, then stir in most of the lime zest and all the juice. Finish with a dollop of yogurt.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 182
  • Fat 3.1g
  • Saturates 0.3g
  • Carbs 29.5g
  • Fibre 7.6g
  • Protein 9.8g
  • Salt 0.9g