Tomato and Lentil Soup

This soup has a delicious, fresh taste and is brimming with vitamins. The addition of lentils gives the soup a protein boost without any compromise on the rich, tomato flavour. It’s delicious served with crusty wholegrain bread or a sprinkling of crunchy croutons.



Serves: 6-8 (freezable)
Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

½ tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 large carrot, diced
1 celery stick, sliced (optional)
140g / 5 oz / ¾ cup red lentils, rinsed and drained
680ml / 23 fl oz / 3 cups tomato passata
600ml / 18 fl oz / 2½ cups vegetable stock
handful fresh basil leaves, chopped
1-2 tsp agave syrup (or sweetener of choice)
Basil or flat leaf parsley for garnish


  1. Brush the bottom of a large saucepan with oil and sauté the onion, garlic, carrot and celery for 4-5 minutes. Stir in the lentils. Add the passata, stock, basil and sweetener. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover and gently simmer for 20 minutes or so, until the lentils are soft. Allow to cool slightly then blend until smooth.
  2. Gently heat through and season, to taste. Serve in warm soup bowls with a garnish of fresh parsley or basil leaves.


6 thoughts on “Tomato and Lentil Soup

    1. Yay I’ve been pinned! Thanks Ali 🙂
      This soup is really yummy and leaves you feeling like you’re ‘zinging’ with vitamins. I hope you like it as much as we do!

  1. Just made this. Waiting for the cool down so I can use my immersion blender… far so good. I am certain it’s yummy. Made some humus to go on my grilled garlic toast as a side.

    1. So good to hear from you Kari! I love the sound of your grilled garlic toast and humus side dish. Yum! That’s such a great way to turn a soup into a main. I’ll have to give it a try myself next time 🙂

  2. I stumbled across your recipe via Google because I had leftover passata and I wasn’t sure what to do with it. This was amazing! I used chickpea broth from cooking chickpeas the night before. Thank you!

    1. Hey Theresa! I’m so pleased you liked the soup 😀 And thank you for reminding me about this recipe. I too had some left over passata in the fridge so I cooked up a batch of this soup. I’d forgotten just how much the family love it 🙂
      Have a wonderful week xx

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