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Lentil soup with croutons
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Lentil Soup

This is a robust, hearty and healthy lentil soup which is delicious served on its own or served with a slice of freshly baked bread. This soup is quick to prepare and really comes together with little fuss.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dinner, Light Meals
Cuisine: Soups
Keyword: Lentil
Servings: 6 Bowls


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Large Onions (Chopped)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (Grated)
  • 3 Large Carrots (Diced)
  • 4 Stalks Celery (Chopped) [2 Long Stalk or 4 Short Stalks]
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Chilli Flakes
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 2-3 Bay Leaves
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Lentils
  • 6 Cups Chicken Stock [Can be replaced with vegetable stock]
  • 1-2 Cups Water
  • 1 Can Peeled Tomatoes (Chopped) [400g]
  • 2 Cups Cabbage (Sliced)
  • 30 Grams Basil (Chopped)


  • Heat olive oil in a large casserole pot and saute the onions and garlic until soft and translucent.
  • Add the carrots, celery, chilli flakes, paprika and bay leaves and saute for a further 5 minutes.
  • Add the salt, lentils, chicken stock, 1 cup of water and the chopped tomatoes. Stir well and bring the mixture to a boil. Then reduce the heat and cook covered at a gentle simmer for 35 minutes.
  • Stir in the cabbage and basil. At this stage if you would like the soup a bit thinner you can add in the additional cup of water. Simmer for a further 15 minutes.
  • Serve with croutons or fresh bread.


Nutrition Facts
Lentil Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 301 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 695mg30%
Potassium 1006mg29%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 14g58%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 6725IU135%
Vitamin C 24.7mg30%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.