If you are looking for a yummy dish that is easy to prepare and happens in less than 30 minutes, I have something special for you. This recipe combines all the right ingredients – flavor, texture, simplicity and just enough sweet spice. You will love our tomato red lentil soup with thyme.
For a little kick, add some chili or turn it into a brown lentil curry. Store your fresh thyme in the freezer. When you need to use it just give it a shake and the leaves will drop off the stems.
What goes with it?
You can enjoy your homemade lentil tomato soup with fresh bread or croutons or simply eat a green salad with it. The soup is also the perfect starter and rings in a delicious meal.
Which lentils go with it?
In our recipe we use red lentils. But you can also use yellow lentils or brown lentils. These each have a slightly different flavor, but also taste very good.
Red lentils and tomato soup
- Strip the leaves from the thyme branches and chop them coarsely. Heat the oil and cook the onion, thyme & carrots for about 4 minutes until just soft.
- Add the garlic, chilli and mustard seeds and cook for a further couple of minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, lentils and stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer gently for 30 minutes.
- Season with the pinch of sugar, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth or leave chunky.