Replenishing Red Lentil Soup

Replenishing Red Lentil Soup

Replenishing Red Lentil Soup

By: Lee Holmes

Soaking grains, lentils, nuts and seeds for 30-60 mins in warm water helps make them easier to digest. You could also cook them with asafoetida to help prevent gas and bloating.



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  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 250g red lentils, rinsed & drained
  • 4 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1L chicken or vegetable stock
  • ½ lemon, sliced
  • Zest & juice ½ lemon
  • Celtic sea salt, to taste
  • 2 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley & lemon cheeks, to serve


  • Heat the ghee in a large heavy-based saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the onion, garlic and ginger and cook for 5 mins or until the onion is soft. Add the spices and stir for another min until fragrant. Add the lentils, tomato, stock and lemon slices, stirring to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 25 mins or until the lentils are soft.
  • Add the lemon zest and juice, season with salt, and cook for a further 1–2 mins.
  • Top with parsley and serve with a lemon cheek each.


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Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.

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