Our favourite lentil soup recipes

Rustic, comforting and simple; lentils are just what you need for the ultimate cold-weather soup.

Green lentil soup with pumpkin and harissa
Rustic, comforting and simple; lentils of any colour form a hearty, nourishing base for cold-weather soups. The red lentil soup with yoghurt and coriander takes its cues from the Middle Eastern dish shorbat adas, and does wonders to revive the soul; as does the Persian red lentil and beetroot number – don't forget that final dollop of garlicky tahini. For more creature comforts, whip up the soup of chicken, kale and lentil; or for some spice in your life, make the green lentil and pumpkin soup with harissa.