Red Lentil Soup

30mins

Serves 4

Moderate

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 pinch chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 150g (dry) red split lentils
  • 850ml vegetable stock or water
  • 400g canned chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 can (120g) of chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 bunch of coriander, roughly chopped
  • optional: 0% greek yogurt, to serve

Nutritional Info

Per serving:

Calories 255

Protein 14g

Carbohydrates 35g

Sugar 10g

Fibre 6.5g

Fat 4.9g

Method

Heat a large saucepan and dry fry the cumin seeds and chilli flakes for one minute (until the aromas are released)

Add the coconut oil and onion and cook for 5 minutes

Stir in the lentils, stock (or water) and tomatoes, then bring to the boil.

Simmer for 15 minutes until the lentils have softened.

Blend the soup mixture with a food processor or hand blender until it is a puree, then pour back into the pan and add the chickpeas.

Heat Gently, season and stir in the coriander.