DEGF Warming Winter Lentil Soup (Dairy. Egg. Gluten. Free.)

DEGF Warming Winter Lentil Soup

This recipe is one that is frequently made in our house and yesterday when I went in the kitchen I could smell the luscious lentils which my husband had decided to cook for lunch :-). This is a very easy recipe and the resulting dish is a nutritious meal packed full of protein, dietary fibre, iron, phosphorus and magnesium… DEGF too so suitable for everyone!


  • 300g red split lentils
  • 1-2 litres boiling water 
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Put the lentils in a large saucepan. Wash the lentils under the tap and rinse off any dusty residues.
  2. Heat the pan gently, then cover the lentils with boiling water (the water should be about 1cm above the lentils).
  3. Add the diced onion to the pan and stir. Add the salt.
  4. Add more water as the lentils expand, always ensuring they are completely covered. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. When the lentils have changed colour and the soup is getting thicker, stir to check the consistency. Add more water if necessary. Stir again.
  6. Do a quick taste check for lentil softness and seasoning. Add pepper. Ladle into bowls!
  7. Enjoy!


Serve on its own for a filling lunch 🙂

Eat with bread of your choice

Have a plate of sliced tomato and cucumber to eat between spoonfuls

Stir in some ready cooked brown rice (or other grain of choice)

I also like this cold straight from the fridge! :-p delish!


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