Tomato & Red Lentil Soup

Whether you’re feeling poorly, need something warming or just fancy a nice, healthy soup that easy to make, this one is guaranteed to please!

Lentil don’t only give the soup a nice rich feel, but also provide plenty of nutrients and protein. Grab a pan and a stick blender, and you’ll have a no-fuss soup you can eat straight away or store in the freezer for later.

You can also make things even easier by using a soup maker!


  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 500ml vegetable or chicken stock
  • 250ml semi skimmed milk
  • 100g red lentils
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and cook the onions with the garlic for around 3 minutes over a gentle heat.
  2. Tip in the tomatoes, stock and milk, then bring everything to a boil.
  3. Add in your lentils, tomato puree and Worcestershire sauce, and simmer for 45 minutes.
  4. Blend everything together until smooth, then season and serve with a good slab of crusty bread!

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