Lentil and tomato soup

Starters and soups

  • Serves: 6
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
On cold, wet days enjoy a warming bowl of soup © 773864/William Shaw

On cold, wet days enjoy a warming bowl of soup

Ingredients

  • 400g (14oz) chopped tinned tomatoes
  • 100g (3.5oz) red lentils
  • 1 onion peeled and diced
  • Cooking oil
  • 1.2 litres (2.1 pints) vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp dried thyme

Method

  1. Heat oil and fry onions in a saucepan until transparent.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients, cover and simmer for approximately 30 minutes until the lentils are tender. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  3. Blend to the consistency you prefer and season to taste.