Warm your residents with a hearty tomato soup

Tomato lentil soup with curried croutons

Warm your residents with a hearty tomato soup

Hearty tomato lentil soup with curried croutons

Summer hasn’t quite left us yet but there’s a definite chill in the air. The perfect time to celebrate the mighty tomato, rich in vitamins and sun-kissed sweetness.

But what about a creative take on the humble tomato soup? Add a little heat and spice with curried croutons and a protein punch from lentils and – voila! – you’ve got a hearty, warming and delicious meal.

Adapts beautifully as a pureed soup for those on texture modified diets.

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Tomato Lentil Soup with Curried Croutons

IngredientsAllergens PrepUnitServe 30
Butter, Plain, No added saltdairyg180
Garlic, RawCrushedg18
Onion, Brown, RawFine Diceg500
Carrot, Fresh or frozen rawFine Diceg400
Lentil, Green or brown, Driedg500
Tomato, Common, RawCrushedkg2.5
Stock, Vegetable, Commercialcheck labelcheck label
Water, Tapl1
Bread, From white flour, Commercial  kg1.1
Oil, Vegetableml15
Curry powderg30


1. Heat butter in pan, add garlic, onions and carrots, cook, stirring, until onions are soft.

2. Add lentils, undrained crushed tomatoes, stock and water.

3. Simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes or until lentils are tender. Serve with curried

Curried Croutons 

1. Remove crusts from bread, cut each slice into 8 triangles

2. Brush bread with combined oil and curry powder.

3. Place triangles on oven tray in single layer, bake, uncovered in moderately hot oven about 10 minutes till crisp.


Dietary suitability

Healthy ChoicesServe with vegetables or salad.
Vegetarian DietSuitable for vegetarian diet.
FortifiedStir through extra butter. Sprinkle with cheese before serving. Serve with a dollop of sour cream.
Gluten FreeReplace bread with gluten free bread. Stock and curry powder may contain gluten; choose gluten free stock and curry powder.
Dairy FreeReplace butter with dairy free butter. Bread may contain milk; choose dairy free bread.
PureedSuitable to be pureed. Serve without curried croutons.

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