Soup Maker Red Lentil Soup Recipe
Recipe type: Soup
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Serves: 4 - 6
  • 200g Split Red Lentils (Rinse & Soak in water for half an hour before cooking.)
  • 1l Stock (To Taste - Beef, Chicken or Vegetable)
  • 200g Potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Cracked and Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Chopped Onion
  1. For this recipe, to get more taste, lightly fry the onions before adding to the pot, however it isn't necessary, Add the lentils to the cooking pot, with the chopped onion and potatoes.
  2. Add the stock, either up to the maximum 1600-1800g for a Soup maker or the full 1 Litre of stock if you are cooking this in a saucepan.
  3. Select the smooth setting for a pureed soup, or the chunky if you prefer some bits in your lentil soup. If you plan to leave your soup chunky, chop your onions and potatoes very finely before adding them to the pot.
  4. Serve with hot fresh bread.
Lentil soup is very much a personal thing.  Some people like it so that their spoon stands up on its own, and others like it more watery.   Add more or less lentils with experience, once you know the likely consistency that a set amount yields.  I like mine smooth and not too thick.  If it turns out too thick, I simply add a little more water or some milk at the end of cooking.
Recipe by Scottish Mum at