Spicy Tomato and Lentil Soup Recipe

Spicy Tomato and Lentil Soup Recipe

This delicious and spicy tomato lentil soup recipe takes about 40 mins to cook using lentils, canned stewed or diced tomatoes, chilli flakes and/or jalapeno (for additional spice) as well as other simple nutritious ingredients! It’s a quick, tasty and spicy soup!

This lentil & tomato soup is a one-pot meal with budget-friendly ingredients making it accessible yet delicious for everyone! You can customize it however you want and include pasta to make it even more hearty & filling!

Tomato and Lentil Soup (Spicy)

Recipe for Tomato and Lentil Soup (Spicy)

If you ever have a can of diced tomatoes (or stewed tomatoes) sitting in your cupboard for a long time, this tomato & lentil soup recipe is perfect to make with it. To customize this soup to your spicy level, feel free to add more or less chilli flakes and/or jalapenos. You can add whatever spice you prefer!

This is a one-pot recipe that requires very little effort and is great for meal prepping (as it makes 6 servings!). This will keep in the fridge for 4-5 days and you can easily reheat to enjoy during the week. You can also freeze this to enjoy later.

This spicy tomato & lentil soup is savoury, rich, and flavourful! It’s also great for fitting many vegetables into one dish.

Cheap Lazy Vegan Spicy Tomato and Lentil Soup

Ingredients

  • Lentils
  • Tomatoes (canned)
  • Tomato Paste
  • Chilli flakes (optional spice)
  • Jalapeño (optional spice)
  • Oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Celery
  • Carrot
  • Bell Pepper
  • Potato
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Vegetable Broth
  • Lemon Juice

The tomato & lentil soup recipe is vegetarian, plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and nut-free.


How To Make Spicy Tomato Lentil Soup

How To Make Spicy Tomato Lentil Soup

To start making your tomato and lentil soup, begin washing, chopping, and dicing all the veggies. Then, heat oil in a large pot over medium heat and add onion, minced garlic, celery, carrot, bell pepper, and jalapeño to the pot. Sauté the vegetables until they are mostly cooked, stirring occasionally.

Next, add the tomato paste and saute for a couple more minutes. Rinse the lentils and add to the pot along with peeled and cubed potato, canned tomatoes, smoked paprika, Italian seasoning, chilli flakes (optional), and vegetable broth.

Cover the pot with a lid and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 30-40 minutes, or until the lentils and potatoes are fully cooked and tender.

If desired, add a large handful of baby spinach or chopped kale for even more greens (optional).

Just before serving, add lemon juice to enhance the flavours as well as salt and pepper to taste, if needed.

Serve hot and enjoy this hearty and spicy lentil tomato soup!

Watch me make it on YouTube here.

Spicy Tomato and Lentil Soup Recipe

Spicy Tomato and Lentil Soup!

This spicy tomato lentil soup recipe takes about 40 mins to cook with lentils, tomatoes, chilli flakes, jalapeño (for spice) and other veggies! It's a quick, tasty and spicy soup!
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: lentil, one pot, soup, spicy, tomato
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 171kcal

Equipment

  • Pot
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Measuring utensils

Ingredients

  • 1 cup lentils dry, brown or green
  • 1 can tomatoes diced or stewed, large can
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp chili flakes omit or add more to adjust for your preferred spice level
  • 1 jalapeño seeded & diced (optional for spice)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 celery stalk diced
  • 1 carrot diced, large
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 1 potato medium-sized, around 300g, peeled & cut into small cubes
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika or regular paprika
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning or a mixture of dry basil, oregano, thyme and/or other herbs
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or 4 cups water and 2 vegetable bouillon cubes
  • cup baby spinach optional, or chopped kale
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • To start making your tomato and lentil soup, begin washing, chopping, and dicing all the veggies. Then, heat oil in a large pot over medium heat and add onion, minced garlic, celery, carrot, bell pepper, and jalapeño to the pot. Sauté the vegetables until they are mostly cooked, stirring occasionally.
  • Next, add the tomato paste and saute for a couple more minutes. Rinse the lentils and add to the pot along with peeled and cubed potato, canned tomatoes, smoked paprika, Italian seasoning, chilli flakes (optional), and vegetable broth.
  • Cover the pot with a lid and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 30-40 minutes, or until the lentils and potatoes are fully cooked and tender.
  • If desired, add a large handful of baby spinach or chopped kale for even more greens (optional).
  • Just before serving, add lemon juice to enhance the flavours as well as salt and pepper to taste, if needed.
  • Serve hot and enjoy this hearty and spicy lentil tomato soup!

Notes

This will keep in the fridge for 4-5 days and you can easily reheat to enjoy during the week. You can also freeze this to enjoy later.

Nutrition

Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 728mg | Potassium: 503mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3072IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3mg

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