IOW Tomato, Red Lentil and Coconut Spicy Soup

Perfect as a winter warmer, this red lentil and tomato spicy coconut soup by The Tomato Stall makes a great lunchtime treat…

Tomato Soup

IOW Tomato, Red Lentil and Coconut Spicy Soup

Perect winter warmer tomato soup

Course lunch
Cuisine british
Keyword soup, tomato soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 500 g Isle of Wight Tomatoes
  • a small bunch coriander
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp harissa
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 150 g red lentils rinsed and drained 
  • 400 ml tinned coconut milk
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Chop the tomatoes into bite sized pieces.   Chop the coriander stalks and reserve the leaves.

  2. Put the olive oil in a saucepan over a medium heat.  Add the onion and fry until soft but not coloured, for around five minutes.  Add the garlic and cook for a further minute, add the harissa and cook for another couple of minutes, stirring.  

  3. Add the lentils, stir them in and then add the tomatoes, coriander stalks, coconut milk and 500ml water, salt and pepper to taste

  4. Bring the soup to the boil and then turn down to a simmer for 20 minutes.  Add a little more water if you feel the soup is too thick.

  5. Ladle into bowls, sprinkle with the reserved coriander leaves and serve.