Spiced Lentil Soup with Whipped Tofu

Serves: 4 Persons
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Techniques: Chopping, Frying, Boiling


  1. Preheat the oven at 180C.
  2. Slice plum tomatoes in half and place them flat side down on a baking tray.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and roast for 45 mins.
  4. In a pot heat the remaining oil, sweat diced onion and celery, minced garlic, with all spices.
  5. Add the roasted tomatoes and tomato paste, Lentils, thyme and vegetable stock.
  6. Stir well, bring to a boil then reduce the temperature to a simmer for 30 mins until lentils are soft.
  7. Transfer to a blender (removing the thyme), blitz to a smooth consistency.
  8. Adjust seasoning.
  9. Blend the silken tofu in a food processor slowly adding the milk to required consistency.
  10. Serve soup with a spoonful of whipped tofu finished with cracked pepper.

Other types of lentils can be used however, cooking time may need to be adjusted