Spicy High Fibre Red Lentil and Tomato Soup

Hearty High Fibre Red Lentil and Tomato Soup

This delicious Hearty High Fibre Red lentil and Tomato Soup is a perfect one bowl meal, with the red lentils providing good protein, fibre and tomatoes and red peppers offering plenty of nutrients. Whether its a warming snack you’re looking for or a hearty portable lunch, this Hearty High Fibre Red Lentil and Tomato Soup is a winner!

What’s in this Hearty High Fibre Red Lentil and Tomato Soup?

  • 100g Red Lentils
  • 2 medium onions
  • 1 Large Red Pepper
  • 3 large sticks fresh Celery – finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 500ml vegetable/chicken stock (more as needed)
  • 1 tin chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 jar/carton Passata (or tomato puree/water)
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • Olive Oil for frying
  • Salt & Pepper

Here’s how….

In a large saucepan, add a little oil and gently fry the onions and celery until soft, for approx 5 mins. Add the red peppers and continue cooking for a further minute.

Add the red lentils and stir to mix well.

Add the tomatoes and passata, stock, oregano, salt & pepper and bring to a boil.

Reduce the heat and cover. Let it simmer until the lentils are tender (about 20 mins).

If soup is too thick, add a little boiled water/stock until desired consistency.

TIP: Be careful not to overcook the lentils as it is best if the lentils retain a little “bite” This soup is best made in advance so the flavours can infuse. It also freezes well.

TIME SAVER: If you own a Thermomix, you can chop the onions, celery and red peppers at the outset, sauté and cook the soup in one bowl and then blend in the same bowl at the end!

Nutritional Nugget

Using lentils as a base for a meal provides good protein and fibre making them an ideal ingredient to help you feel fuller for longer. From more information on the health benefits of using lentils, part of the legume family CLICK HERE

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