Smoky Lentil Soup

Servings 4 People


  • 1/3 butternut squash (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 courgette (chopped)
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 stick celery (very finely chopped)
  • 2 handfuls kale
  • 1/2 cup red lentils
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp each of garlic granules, onion granules, turmeric, ground cumin, smoked paprika, orgegano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • salt and black pepper (to taste)


  1. Add all the vegetables to a soup kettle or large pan. Add the tinned tomatoes then use the tin to add 2 tin’s worth of water. Add the rest of the ingredients. 

  2. If using a soup kettle set to purée programme and start.

  3. If using a saucepan, bring to the boil then turn down the heat and simmer until everything is cooked through. Blend using a hand blender or liquidiser. 

  4. If the soup is too thick add water to desired consistency. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.