This vegan red lentil soup with lemon and sumac makes a quick and healthy budget meal that you can just prepare from storecupboard ingredients. Lemon and sumac add a fresh and tasty zingy flavour to it.
Sumac is a Middle Eastern spice with a lemony taste. You can find it on most supermarkets’ shelves but I prefer to get mine from my local ethnic shop as it is more fragrant. Here, it goes perfectly with lentils but I also like it with beans like in this fried butterbeans with feta, sorrel and sumac recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi.
This vegan red lentil soup with lemon recipe is high in plant based proteins and low in fat. I love it topped with plenty of lemon juice and parsley. If you prefer, coriander works well with it too. Chilli and/or cream are optional. Enjoy!