Tomato and Lentil Soup

The days are getting shorter, cooler, and grayer. I love this time of year, the sun is shining but the days are crisp and cool. It’s the perfect time of year to start making soup, but I’m not quite ready for the heavy winter soups.

Soup pot

So I decided to make a light tomatoey and lentil* soup.

tomato and lentil soup

It worked wonderfully! It was the same day as this, and I really just needed something comforting and delicious. It definitely fits the bill!

Are you ready for soup days? Which is your favourite season? 
* lentils were gifted from McKenzie’s Foods.
Tomato and Lentil Soup
Author: Clare Reilly
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Serves: 8
  • 2 cups puy lentils
  • 2 liters chicken stock
  • 1 tbspn olive oil
  • 1/2 onion finely diced
  • 1 small carrot finely diced
  • 2 cups roughly chopped herbs
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tin of crushed tomatoes
  1. Soak lentils for at least 8 hours.
  2. Heat oil and lightly fry onion and carrot in soup pot until soft.
  3. Wash lentil and rinse well, add to soup pot with stock and tomatoes.
  4. Cook for 45 minutes, until lentils are soft.
  5. Remove from heat, stir through herbs and lemon juice.
  6. Serve hot.

11 thoughts on “Tomato and Lentil Soup

  1. Looks so nice and warming Clare – but i can’t see the addition of any tomatoes in the recipe- would you suggest adding a tin of tomatoes?

  2. My husband is weird and doesnt like soup….. This recipe sounds like its going to be next weeks lunch. Looking forward to it

  3. Yum. I’ve been making light soups lately too….roasted sweet potato, apple and rosemary from My Family Table by Eleanor Ozich and also just vegetables in beef bone broth. I look forward to heavier soups such as cauliflower cheese soup and minestrones in winter.

    Sarah x

  4. Hi Clare – just seen the tin of tomatoes… must have the eyes checked – AGAIN!!

    LOL Marion

  5. Aha Clare – I tried to remember where I made this wonderful soup – and I found it again. So happy now as I have lots arriving from Tassie next week and I was determined to give them this soup.
    Glad I remembered where I was given it. Thanks again Clare!

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