05 February 2009

Tomato, Lentil and Coriander Soup

Snow is on the ground again here in Scotland. The Winter does not seem to want to let go it's icy grip. On the bright side, we are gaining a few minutes of daylight every day, so it doesn't seem so dismal. My one complaint is that it is absolutely baltic at work. It is hard to use a computer when your fingers are stiff with the cold.

So, it is soup time again!

Tomato, Lentil and Coriander Soup

6 ripe tomatoes, halved
2 red onions, quartered
2 cloves of garlic, left in papery skin
1 cup red lentils
2 cups vegetable stock
1 handful of coriander, chopped
2 tbsp lemon juice
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Place the tomatoes, onions and garlic in a roasting tray, mix with the olive oil and season. Roast the vegetables for 20 - 30 minutes until the vegetables are starting to brown at the edges. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes before removing the skin from the garlic. Whizz up the vegetables in a blender and add to your soup pot, along with the stock and lentils. Cook your soup for 15-20 minutes until the lentils are tender, then add the lemon juice and coriander and taste for seasoning.

Serves 4

Here are a few snowy pictures from our walk in Den of Alyth.


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  1. I absolutely love lentils, especially red ones. This looks really good Holler.

  2. Lots of lentils in my pantry, less of inspiration, so thanks for a yummy tip! Especially loved the second of your winter shots...

  3. Great soup! And beautiful scenic photos. You definitely need soup to keep you warm.

  4. Hi Nic, I love red lentils too. They are just so quick and easy :)

    It was delicious and very comforting VB :)

    Hi Pia, We had a great day out, walking in the snow. It was a bit dull and quite difficult to get good shots, but I quite like these.

    Hi Joan, It would have gone down nicely, but I only had hot chocolate and a banana with me. I did enjoy a pint of cider at the end of the walk though :)

  5. Just discovered you and couldn't be happier that the first recipe was a red lentil dish.

    A good red lentil soup is the only thing that makes winter bearable.

  6. This is one of my favorite soups and I always have the ingredients on hand.

    I'm sorry you're so cold. I'm actually enjoying some mild weather this week.

  7. Hearty and healthy. We've had snow too..again! Im ready for the spring now

  8. Lovely pics - and congratulations on the new domain!

  9. That looks like just the soup for cold weather - cold fingers at work is no fun - E and I have been thinking how cold it would be in this weather in our old flat in Edinburgh which just didn't have great heating!

  10. Yum, this looks fabulous. I haven't made lentil soup in ages.

  11. We're a long, long way from soup weather but boy this looks lovely Holler. So many of my favourite flavours in there. I'll just have to bookmark for winter time. Thanks for this.

  12. Nice to meet you Meg :)

    Hi Diann, I think I am in danger of becoming a weather bore! I will be better once spring is here.

    I am ready for spring to Beth. Oh no, there I go again!

    Thanks Tanita :)

    Being in a flat in Edinburgh with no heating doesn't bear thinking about just now! Brrrrrr! You stay where you are Johanna :)

    Thanks Sara :)

    I hope you enjoy it in your winter then Kathryn :)

  13. Looks great Holler! I just love red lentil soups. In fact that was my last post too, just can't get enough.

  14. Holler, that looks so bright, cheery and warming. Perfect.

  15. I've been such a big fan of lentil soups lately, and this one looks awesome, Holler! Thanks for sharing! :-D

  16. A very heartwarming and comforting soup! Love the flavours.

  17. Hi Katerina, I am heading off to look at your lentil soup now, I am intrigued to see what you put in yours :)

    Thanks Sylvie :)

    They are just such a good winter ingredient, aren't they Jenny :)

    Thanks Pig's Corner :)

  18. Gorgeous soup Holler. I too have been eating a lot of soup this icy cold winter.

  19. That looks really delicious and perfect in this cold wet weather!

  20. Your soup looks so delicious I just had to make it immediately. I was really in the mood for soup so I tried your recipe last night. It was tasty but I did make a slight boo boo....I didn't have red lentils although I had some green lentils in the cupboard. I used the green not knowing how much of a difference there is between cooking with the red and green.... Green lentils take much longer to cook, needing more liquid also, and have a stronger taste than the red. Whoops! So next time I will try the recipe properly with red lentils. The green lentil one was pretty good so I imagine with the red lentils the soup will be perfection!
    I'm a cooking with lentils learner ;)

  21. Thanks Anne, let's hope we both have some sunshine to look forward to soon :)

    Hi Sarah, that is so cool that you tried the recipe! I actually prefer the red lentils for soup. Let me know how you get on :)

  22. Those pictures look beautiful Holler-winter peaceful and quiet.

  23. Love lentils in all forms and this soup sounds hearty and delicious...great pictures :-)

  24. Great looking soup and perfect for this cold weather we are having!


  25. Hey Ho - What a line up! Amazing recipes - will keep my kitchen fires burning right up to March. Muchos Gracias. I love experimenting with new recipes and these sound SIMPLY great... Tinned Tomatoes has really spurred me on. Thanks!!


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