Smokey Red Pepper & Lentil Soup

Its cold and wet outside, but thankfully I’m all cosy sitting on the sofa and as its Sunday and I’ve spent the morning cooking (surely one of the nicest Sunday activities).

I’ve roasted all the slightly older veg in the fridge, made dips and this; lovely warming smokey red pepper and lentil soup.

Its a great way to use up peppers – just roast until sweet. The perfect base for a soup, to which I added red lentils as I always have a huge jar full. And then added a touch of indulgence with some creamy coconut milk. I hope you enjoy…

Much love, Niki xxx

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Info

 

  2-4 servings
  10 minutes preparation time
  35 minutes cook time

Ingredients

  • 3 red peppers chopped roughly 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • Big punch sea salt 
  • Black pepper 
     
  • 2 red onions chopped 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced 
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds 
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika 
  • 200g red lentils rinced 
  • 1 litre veg stock
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée 
  • 1 tbsp rose harissa or 1 tsp harissa paste 
  • 250ml coconut milk 
  • 1/2- 1 tsp sea salt 
  • Black pepper 
     
  • Toppings 
  • Coriander 
  • Coconut yogurt or cream 
  • Toasted Seeds 

Directions

To roast the pepper 
  1. Pre heat your oven to 180c
  2. Firstly roast the pepper by adding them along with the olive, salt and pepper. 
  3. Roast for 15-20 or until soft and slightly charred. 
  4. Set aside and chop quite finely when cool enough 
To make the soup;
  1. In a large pan fry onions with the oil into soft and slightly browning. 
  2. Add garlic and fry for a further minute then add in the cumin & paprika. 
  3. Now add the lentils, stock, tomato purée and harissa.
  4. Simmer for 10 minutes then add in the roast peppers and coconut milk, simmer for a further 10 minutes. Season well.
  5. Drizzle with coconut yogurt or cream, and top with coriander and toasted seeds. 

2 Comments

  1. Jeffrey on February 6, 2020 at 11:23 am

    What kind of pepper are you using?

    • Niki on February 6, 2020 at 12:45 pm

      Hi Jeffrey
      I used red peppers – but you can use yellow or orange.
      My best
      Niki x

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