Spicy Lentil Soup

We have a lot of cookbooks that we hardly ever use. We get in a rut and use the same recipes over and over again. This challenge is about breaking those habits and trying new recipes and new ingredients. This is our first recipe and it’s from Gordon Ramsay’s “Home Cooking” book. Click on the link for the recipe. 

First you fry some chopped onion and garlic. 


Then you add the spices. 

Then some tomato paste, but we used pasta sauce. Then add 1 1/2 cups of red lentils and 4 cups of chicken stock. We use a vegetable stock. Bring to a boil and simmer for half an hour. 


Process half of the soup in a blender and return it to the pot. Serve with yogurt or sour cream and some chopped fresh herbs sprinkled on top. We used chives. 


This was really tasty and an easy recipe. It wasn’t spicy hot, it was just delicious. We both had seconds. It was perfect for the cold wet day. 


We make a lot of soups during the winter, so we will definitely be making this again. 

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend. 

Cheryl and Becky 

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About chebandbecky

I was born in Birmingham, England and emigrated to Canada in 1988. Becky is my daughter who was injured in a car accident. We are working towards her independence.
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5 Responses to Spicy Lentil Soup

  1. I think the ginger does it in this recipe.

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  3. davegon says:

    What a beautiful soup! Looks tasty for cold rainy days.

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