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Spiced red lentil soup

  • Author: Pip Payne
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


A filling and tasty soup perfect for lunch



  • 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


  1. spray a large pan with low calorie cooking spray and gently fry the onions, garlic and chilli for a couple of minutes.
  2. Add in the celery and leek and fry for 2 more minutes.
  3. Stir in the paprika, and then add the vegetable stock, carrots and tomato puree. Stir well and bring to a simmer
  4. Add the lentils, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Whizz up with a hand blender, season to taste, add the lemon juice and serve.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes