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Two bowls of red lentil soup with lime on the side

Red lentil soup

Published: March 12, 2021 at 10:00 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

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

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal182
fat3.1g
saturates0.3g
carbs29.5g
fibre7.6g
protein9.8g
salt0.9g
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Make this warming red lentil soup, then check out our spiced lentil soup, tomato soup, butternut squash soup and more soup recipes.

Ingredients

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

Method

  • 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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