Spicy lentil and tomato soup


N.B. This blog is also available in Finnish and you’ll find it here


This simple but addictive lentil soup recipe is something you have asked for, and it comes together quickly almost itself. I really like the texture of this soup, but if smoother soups are more your thing, please puree it with a hand blender before serving.


 Ingredients (4servings):
olive oil
2 red onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 teaspoons paprika powder
1-2 teaspoons chili powder
1.5 dl rinsed lentils
500 g crushed tomatoes
5 dl water
black pepper

fresh basil leaves
0.5 mozzarella / serving (or cottage cheese or seed mixture)

• Heat the oil and sauté onions in a large saucepan.
• Add all the remaining ingredients to the pan, mix well and heat it.
• Half cover pan with a lid and simmer for 45 minutes until everything is soft.
• (Puree with hand blender at this point if needed)

Serve with fresh basil and mozzarella or for healthier version with cottage cheese.


 lentil tomato soup


 The original recipe can be found here in Finnish:



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