Our favourite lentil soup recipes

Rustic, comforting and simple; lentil soup is just what you need.

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.