Spicy Tomato & Red Lentil Soup


  • 1 dsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed and chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 100g red lentils
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tblsp tomato puree
  • sea salt & black pepper


  • Heat the oil in a large, heavy based pan and cook the onion until softened.
  • Add the celery, bay leaves, chilli and cook for 2-3minutes with the lid on.
  • Add the lentils, tinned tomatoes, stock and tomato puree and bring to the boil.
  • Simmer for 15-20minutes until the lentils are cooked.
  • Add the garlic.
  • Take off the heat and blitz in your blender until smooth. Season with sea salt and black pepper.