Hearthy Tomato Red Lentil Soup


This soup is one of our favorite, it is so good and warming and really easy to make. We like to eat this soup with homemade garlic bread.


  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced (or leek)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/3 tsp chili, minced (or chilli powder or flakes)
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 6 large tomatoes, diced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup red lentils, rinsed and drained
  • pink himalayan salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 handfuls torn kale leaves or spinach


  1. In a large pot/pan, sauté the onion and garlic in a 1/2 cup of water for about 5-6 minutes over medium heat. 
  2. Add in the celery and sauté for a few minutes more.
  3. Stir in the bay leaf, cumin and chili. You can add half the spices and add more later if you prefer.
  4. Stir in the tomatoes, vegetable broth, and lentils. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and then simmer, uncovered, for about 20-25 minutes, until lentils are tender and fluffy.
  5. Stir in kale or spinach and season to taste adding more spices if you wish.

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