Tomato & Basil Lentil Soup With a Hint of Spice


  • 1 x 400g Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
  • 80g of Red Split Lentils
  • 300ml of Vegetable stock
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic or ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp of Dried Basil (or Italian Herb)
  • ¼ tsp of Smoked Paprika
  • Handful of Fresh Crushed Basil Leaves
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Drizzle of Olive Oil for the pan


  • Start by drizzling a little olive oil into a heated medium pan, then add the chopped garlic to fry for around 30 seconds. I used garlic powder so skipped this part.
  • Then add the chopped tomatoes, dried basil, salt, pepper and paprika to the pan and cook for around 5 minutes
  • Add the 300ml vegetable stock and 80g of split lentils to the mix and stir together
  • Add the crushed basil leaves, a little more salt and allow to simmer for around 20 minutes
  • Taste test, and add more spices where needed, I usually add a lot of crushed black pepper.
  • Serve up with some crusty bread and enjoy!