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Diet Food: Red Lentil Soup Recipe (Low Fat)


PREP TIME: 10 min
COOK TIME: 25 min
READY TIME: 35 min
CALORIES: 140 Kcal

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  • 250 g (8 oz) split red lentils
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 2 large carrots, sliced
  • 1 celery stick, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed (optional)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1.2 litres (2 pints) Vegetable Stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Pepper


  • Very low-fat natural yogurt
  • Snipped fresh chives or finely chopped fresh parsley


1 Place all the ingredients except the garnish in a large saucepan, bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the lentils and all the vegetables are tender.

2 Allow the soup to cool slightly and remove the hay leaf. Puree the soup in batches in a food processor or blender until smooth.

3 Return the soup to a clean saucepan, season with pepper, and heat through. To serve, transfer to heated soup plates or bowls, garnishing each portion with a swirl of yogurt and a sprinkling of chives or parsley.


  • Calories: 140 Kcal
  • Protein: 10 g
  • Fat: 1 g
  • Carbs: 25 g