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Red lentil soup with chimichurri drizzle recipe

Red lentil soup with chimichurri drizzle recipe

5 ratings

Indulge in this warm and hearty red lentil soup with chimichurri drizzle or make a big batch and freeze it for later. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 674 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Dairy-free


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 500g sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 2cm pieces
  • 300g red lentils
  • 1 vegetable stock pot, made up to 1ltr
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 150g baby spinach
  • 30g pack fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped​
  • ⅔ crusty loaf, sliced, to serve
If you don't have red lentils, you can try using green lentils instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    14g 19%
  • Saturates

    2g 11%
  • Sugars

    14g 15%
  • Salt

    1.9g 32%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 98.9g Protein 29.3g Fibre 19.9g


  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large, lidded saucepan over a medium-high heat and fry the onion for 6-8 mins until tender. Stir in the sweet potatoes, lentils and stock. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 15-20 mins until the lentils and sweet potatoes are tender, topping up with water during cooking if you need to.
  2. Blend with a stick blender until smooth, then season with black pepper and add a squeeze of lemon juice. Stir in the spinach and keep over a low heat for 2 mins until the spinach is cooked. Add 100ml water if you prefer a thinner soup.
  3. Meanwhile, stir the coriander, remaining 2 tbsp oil, the garlic, chilli and remaining lemon juice together with some seasoning and 1-2 tbsp water to make a drizzle. Divide the soup among bowls, spoon over the chimichurri drizzle, and serve with the crusty bread.

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Freezing and defrosting guidelines

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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