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Bowl of Easy Scottish Red Lentil Soup

Easy Scottish Red Lentil Soup

Janice Pattie
An easy recipe for a classic comforting soup of red lentils, carrots, and onions.
4.27 from 30 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine British, Scottish
Servings 6
Calories 203 kcal


  • large pot or pressure cooker
  • Food processor or grater
  • Sharp knife
  • chopping board


  • 4 stock cubes ham or vegetable
  • 3 litres water
  • 600 grams carrots
  • 1 large onion
  • 250 grams red lentils


  • Peel the onion and wash the carrots removing the top.
  • Roughly chop the carrots and onion. Place In a food processor and chop until fine.
  • If you don't have a food processor then Finely chop the onion and grate the carrots.
  • Put the vegetables, water, stock cubes and lentils into a large pan.
  • Bring to a boil then turn down the heat and simmer on the hob for 30 minutes until the lentils have softened and merged into the soup with the carrot and onion.

In a Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot

  • Bring to pressure and cook on medium pressure for 12 minutes.


Make it Vegetarian: use vegetable stock cubes


Calories: 203kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 12gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 713mgPotassium: 765mgFiber: 16gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 16722IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 4mg