lentil soup
Spicy Red Lentil And Spinach Soup
Serves 4
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
27 min
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
27 min
  1. 1 teaspoon olive oil
  2. 1 large red onion, chopped
  3. salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  4. 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
  5. 225g (8 oz) fresh or frozen spinach
  6. 375g (13 oz) red lentils
  7. 450ml (16 fl oz) water
  8. 1 dessertspoon dried basil
  9. 1 dessertspoon tomato puree
  10. 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  11. 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  12. 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  13. 1 teaspoon curry powder
  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat and cook the onion until golden brown.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Mix in tomatoes, tomato puree, spinach and lentils and pour in the water.
  4. Season with basil, cardamom, cumin, cayenne pepper and curry powder.
  5. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally until the lentils are tender.
  6. Transfer the soup to a blender or use a hand held blender and blend until smooth.
  7. Serve and enjoy.
Adapted from allrecipes.co.uk
Adapted from allrecipes.co.uk
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