So This is a recipe for tomato and Lentil soup, it has been my favourite for as long as I can remember, I used to asked my Dad to make it all the time, and because it is so simple it was one of the first things I learned to cook. It’s quick it’s simple, it’s mostly store cupboard ingredients and it’s so damn tasty!

tomato and Lentil soup

prep 10 mins cook 30 mins


  • One medium onion or two small onions, finely diced.
  • 1 cup red lentils (aprox 250g)
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes or 1 tin +4 chopped fresh tomatoes and a cup of tomato puree
  • 1 litre veg stock
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Dice the onion and fry in oil until translucent, then season with salt pepper and the thyme.
  2. Add the tomatoes and stir, then add the stock and the lentils. (You could pre soak the lentils in the stock while the onions cook it’s up to you).
  3. Bring everything to the boil then turn down low and simmer for 30 mins, stirring everything 5-10 minutes.
  4. Taste and season if needed (to add sweetness you could at 1 tbsp ketchup)

Enjoy It’s that simple