A delicious, spicy lentil and carrot soup is the perfect lunch-time snack if you’re watching your weight. At just 179 calories this tasty soup is a diet must-have
Serves: 2
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 25 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs:Cheap as chips




    • 300g (10oz) carrots, scrubbed and chopped


    • 60g (2oz) red split lentils


    • 750ml (1¼ pint) hot vegetable stock


    • ½ teaspoon ground coriander


    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


    • 2 tablespoons soured cream (optional)


    • ¼ teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed (optional)






    1. cPut the carrots into a pan with the lentils, stock, ground coriander and seasoning. Bring to the boil and simmer for 25 minutes until the carrots are tender.


    1. Pour the soup into a blender and whizz until smooth.


    1. Serve topped with a spoonful of soured cream and a sprinkling of crushed coriander seeds, if you like.



Nutritional information per portion



fat 4.0g saturates 2.2g calories 179(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.