SW recipe: Chicken, red lentil and harissa soup

Serves 4

Ready in 45 minutes


low calorie cooking spray

1 large onion finely chopped

1 large carrot peeled and finely chopped

3 garlic cloves crushed

salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 tbsp harissa powder

1 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp sweet smoked paprika

1 tbsp tomato purée

200g dried red lentils

1.5 litres boiling chicken stock

400g skinless cooked chicken chopped into small chunks

200g can chopped tomatoes

juice of ½ lemon

100-150g baby leaf spinach

2 tbsp finely shredded fresh mint


  1. Spray a large non-stick saucepan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a low heat. Add the onion, carrot, garlic and some seasoning then cover and cook for 10 minutes or until soft.
  2. Uncover and stir in the harissa powder, cumin and paprika. Cook for 1 minute or until fragrant then stir in the tomato purée.
  3. Add the lentils and stock and bring to a simmer, then cover and cook gently for 20 minutes.
  4. Uncover and stir in the turkey, tomatoes, lemon juice and spinach, if using.
  5. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the turkey has heated through and the spinach has wilted, if using.
  6. Check the seasoning and scatter over the mint to serve.

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