Spicy mexican lentil and tomato soup

Spicy mexican lentil and tomato soup


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About this recipe: A hearty and delicious vegetarian soup, which is packed full of flavour. Red lentils are simmered in a Mexican-spiced tomato soup. Simple and delectable. Enjoy with crusty fresh bread.


Serves: 6 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Mexican seasoning (see below)
  • 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon vegemite
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1.5 litres vegetable stock
  • 285g red lentils
  • 85g tomato puree
  • 2 tablespoons light brown soft sugar
  • 25g fresh coriander, chopped (or parsley)
  • Mexican Seasoning
  • In an airtight container or small jar, combine the following
  • 1 heaped tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dark brown soft sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan. Add onions and garlic and saute until lightly golden.
  2. Mix in 1 tablespoon of the Mexican seasoning, then add tomatoes, vegemite, Worcestershire sauce, stock, lentils, tomato puree and sugar.
  3. Bring to the boil and stir, then reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes. Add chopped coriander and serve.

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