Lentil and Tomato Soup

Lentil and Tomato Soup


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About this recipe: This soup is Mediterranean-inspired. Brown lentils are simmered with tomatoes, onions, red wine and seasonings. Serve with fresh crusty bread, if desired. This soup is a winter warmer.


Makes: 6 - 8 servings

  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 (400g) tins whole plum peeled tomatoes, with liquid
  • 825ml chicken stock
  • 385g dry brown lentils
  • 125ml red wine
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium high heat. Place the onions in the pot and saute for 10 minutes or until onions are tender.
  2. Place the tomatoes in a food processor or liquidiser and puree until smooth. Pour this into the pot with the onion along with the chicken stock and the lentils
  3. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 20 minutes. Then, stir in the wine, garlic, nutmeg and cloves. Simmer for at least 25 more minutes.

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This is an excellent recipe. So easy to make, and so comforting to eat. I used more wine though, and chucked in a few red lentils as I didn't have enough brown, and it was perfect. I shall be making this again soon. - 29 Jun 2013

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