This Red Lentil Soup Makes for an Awesome Midweek Meal

Lentil soup
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Do you ever get to the middle of the week and start to feel like it might just be easier to get a takeaway or ready meal? It is possible to keep your healthy eating goals on track and have dinner on the table in under half an hour—just check out this super nutritious red lentil soup, which can be made in around twenty minutes!


  • 3/4 cup of dried red lentils
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • Half a white onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 thumb sized piece of ginger 
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 teaspoon each of: garam masala, grind cumin, ground coriander and ground ginger
  • 1 vegetable stock cube 
  • 1/2 cup of water


  1. Finely dice the onion, slice the garlic cloves and peel and grate the ginger.
  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, and then add the onion, garlic and ginger.
  3. Cook for 10 minutes, and then add the ground spices. Stir well and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the red lentils and stir well.
  5. Add the stock cube, cook for 1 minute and then add the water and coconut milk.
  6. Allow the soup to simmer for 10 – 15 minutes, then remove from the heat and serve.