Nourishing Red Lentil and Tomato Soup

Working at Lifebox, you occasionally need a break from the vegan snacks! When we want something a bit more substantial, this hearty red lentil soup never fails. We love to season this spicy little number with loads of coriander. We hope you enjoy it!

Serves: 2


1 tbsp olive oil
2 small onions chopped
3 cloves garlic sliced
1 knob ginger grated
1/2 tsp black mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp chilli flakes
Pinch asafoetida
A few curry leaves
2 cups red Lentils rinsed5 cups water
3 tomatoes chopped
1 organic veg stock cube
Juice 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp sea Salt
Twist black Pepper

To make the coriander dressing:
Juice 1 lemon
Big handful coriander
1 tbsp tahini
3 – 4 tbsp water
1/2 sea salt
Twist black pepper


Add the onion to a large pan with the olive oil and sauté for 10 minutes on low heat. Add in the spices, garlic, ginger and fry for a further few minutes. Thoroughly wash and drain the lentils. Next add the lentils, water, veg stock cube and the tomatoes to the pan and simmer for 20 minutes on low heat. Finally, squeeze in the lemon juice and season with salt & pepper.

To make the coriander dressing, add all the relevant ingredients to a mini chopper and blitz until creamy.

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