Goodness in a Bowl (Spiced lentil and red pepper soup)

I don’t think much feels as worthy and good for you as a bowl of homemade lentil soup, although with its warming cumin, coriander and chilli maybe it’s suited more to winter than today’s spring conditions. We’ve got an event at school tonight, so cooking the soup now will make a lovely, comforting meal to return to – hopefully not too late, surely a presentation can’t go on for that long!

Goodness in a Bowl (vegetarian, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, vegan)

serves 4-6

  • 1 onion and 1 shallot (or 2 onions), chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 red chilli (leave out if you don’t like spice), finely chopped
  • 2 sticks of celery, peeled and chopped
  • 1-2 red peppers
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1-2 tbsps tomato puree
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • salt and pepper

– Sweat off the onions, carrots, peppers, chilli and celery.

– When nicely softened add the spices and tomato puree.

– Cook out

– Add the vegetable stock.

РSimmer for 20 minutes. Pur̩e with a hand-held blender or in a liquidizer.

– Season

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lucylox

Welcome. I'm a Cordon Bleu trained chef and mother with a passion for cooking vegetarian food. All recipes featured here are dairy, egg, and nut-free, thus 'accidentally' vegan, as my children are allergic to those. My aim is to recreate any dish, even what seems impossible, but free of the ingredients we can't have, and log my exploits here. Please browse what is now several hundred recipes. All the recipes posted (unless stated) are my own creations.

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