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Spiced red lentil soup


A filling and tasty soup perfect for lunch

10 mins

35 mins

213 kcals

serves 4


One of the things that I love about lentil soup is that it’s filling and dense enough that you don’t feel the need to eat bread with it! I tend to use my healthy extra b option for breakfast and therefore can’t use it again at lunchtime. This is a really lovely stand-alone soup, full of speedy vegetables and very filling.

Spiced red lentil soup

Servings: 4
A filling and tasty soup perfect for lunch
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15 mins
35 mins


  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 celery sticks roughly chopped
  • 3 carrots washed and topped and tailed and roughly chopped (I don’t bother peeling them!)
  • 1 leek trimmed and roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and chopped
  • 1 red chilli deseeded and chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • 150 g red lentils rinsed
  • 1/2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  • Low calorie cooking spray


  • spray a large pan with low calorie cooking spray and gently fry the onions, garlic and chilli for a couple of minutes.
  • Add in the celery and leek and fry for 2 more minutes.
  • Stir in the paprika, and then add the vegetable stock, carrots and tomato puree. Stir well and bring to a simmer
  • Add the lentils, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Whizz up with a hand blender, season to taste, add the lemon juice and serve.
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