Pea, Lentil and Tomato Soup

As the days draw in, and the weather begins to cool down, it’s time to introduce soup into my weekly menu plans.  Here’s the first one of the season – free on No Count or 1 point per serving if tracking.  Hubby really loved this one!

   

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 150g dried split peas
  • 100g split red lentils
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes with herbs
  • a tbsp olive oil (from daily allowance)
  • 800ml vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp dried mint
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • a red onion, blitzed in food processor

Method:

  1. Cook the onion and garlic in the olive oil for a couple of minutes – use a saucepan with a lid.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and season well.
  3. Cook for an hour to an hour and a half, stirring occasionally. You might need to add a little more water if needed.
  4. You can serve the soup as it is, or blend it to produce a smoother soup.

Served here with bacon medallions on brown sandwich thins, with Aldi lighter than light mayonnaise – all free on No Count.

16 thoughts on “Pea, Lentil and Tomato Soup”

    1. Hi Ali, I’m glad you liked the soup – this is my favourite one:-) Hope you’re having a good week, Helen xxxxx

  1. Making this soup as we speak! Had no idea you should soak the peas overnight!! Ooops! But hoping it’ll turn out ok once blitzed. Really looking forward to this … thank you Helen

    1. Hi and thank you Michelle 💕 Don’t worry about the peas – I don’t soak the split peas and they’ve been fine in the soup. Enjoy – it’s my favourite soup 😋😋 Helen xxxxxx

  2. Yummy for winter lunchtimes and very easy to make but watch out in case your dried peas need soaking overnight. Mine did and I didn’t realise until I started to make the soup! Will be making this again soon x

    1. Hi and thank you for the tip for everyone! I’ve got some of this bubbling away on the hob at the moment:-) I’m going to add some chopped up bacon medallions too as I’m having a carb-free lunch. Helen xxx

    1. Thank you Karen, I’m glad you like the soup. I haven’t tried making any others yet because I keep making this one:-) Helen xxx

  3. Will be making this tomorrow. Going to try soup maker though. Hope it works as only takes 20 mins. Will let you know. Just to let you know finally started follow diet and last week first weigh in and doing no count lost 5lbs. I have never lost that much ever before. Roll on next weigh day. Thank you for all recipes.

    1. That’s brilliant Pat, what a fantastic weight-loss – well done! Enjoy the soup tomorrow – I haven’t got a soup maker yet but I might just be tempted to buy one as I try more soup recipes:-) It would be good to know how you get on with it, thank you! Helen xxx

  4. Hi Helen, thanks for another great recipe. I’m on holiday at the moment in Mexico, it’s not soup weather here! I’ll definitely be trying this recipe when I get home

    1. Hi Eileen, I’ve just had this for lunch again:-) I bet you’re having a fantastic time – please could you send some warm weather over here, it’s freezing! Helen xxx

  5. Absolutely delicious, thanks for another great recipe helen. I will ve making more next week to take to work. Thanks again. Xx

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