Red Lentil, Tomato and Spinach Soup

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is an Indian dish high in Iron. I found this on line and tweeked a bit. Both tomatoes and spinach are good sources of iron. They complement each other. Not in just taste but work together to help the body absorb the iron.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the butter in a pan and add the onions, garlic and peppercorns.
  2. When the onions turn translucent, add the lentils, tomatoes, salt and 2 cups of water and cook till the dal is tender. About 20 minutes.
  3. When cool, blend to get a smooth purée.
  4. Add the spinach, milk and bring to a boil.
  5. Finish by adding the lemon juice.
  6. Serve hot.
Most Helpful

Suprisingly full of flavour considering the simple list of ingredients. Very warming, great for a chilly day like today or for fighting off colds. My only problem with it is that it didn't make 4 servings. Partly due to me using fresh tomatoes I'm sure, but I think they were so nice in this I would do it the same way again. I ended up adding a cup of veg broth and it worked out well. Next time I would just make a double batch. Thanks Rita!

magpie diner February 24, 2012

I've made this soup many times, it is fragrant, tasty and healthy. I usually omit milk and lemon and use a bit more spinach and peppercorns.

eva_anita September 09, 2011

This is really, really good! The only thing I changed is I added more peppercorns, (personal preference), and I added 2 tbsp of chopped fresh parsley. The texture, flavor, and ease of making - makes this a definite keeper. Next time I will make a bigger batch :)

jaldredey January 13, 2010