Zesty Tomato and Lentil Soup

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Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 onions, roughly chopped
  • 1 large carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 pinch chilli flakes, (optional)
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 3 tbsp. red lentils, (or puy)
  • 400 g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 300 ml vegetable stock
  • 1 limes, and zest

Method

  1. Cook the onion and carrot in a little oil until softened then add the chilli flakes (if you want to include them) and cumin.
  2. Cook for a minute then tip in the lentils, tomato and stock.
  3. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until the lentils are soft.
  4. Blitz briefly with a stick blender so you have a semi-smooth texture.
  5. Stir in the lime juice and zest before serving.

Chefs Tips

  • This is a fantastic soup recipe that you can make when you don’t have anything for lunch and you want to knock something together with what you’ve got in the cupboard.

Nutritional Value

(per serving)

Calories 174
Total Fat 3 gm
Saturated Fat 0.3 gm
Carbohydrates 28.3 gm
Fibre 5.6 gm
Protein 9.3 gm