Carrot & Red Lentil Soup

A warming, satisfying soup that’s cheap and easy to make.

A hand blender is really useful for this recipe. If you don’t have a blender or processor a potato masher can be used to blend the soup. For a chunkier texture, leave some of the soup un-processed

Difficulty:👍👍

Cost: £

Serves 4 people


1 tablespoon olive oil
700g carrots, chopped
2 medium onions, chopped
3cm ginger, peeled and chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
100g red lentils
700ml vegetable stock
Salt & Pepper
2 tablespoons chopped coriander (optional)

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan.
  2. Fry the garlic, onions, ginger and carrots for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the red lentils and stir in.
  4. Pour into the pan then bring to the boil. Stir, turn heat low, and cover the pan.
  5. Simmer for about 25 minutes, or until all the vegetables are soft and the lentils are cooked.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and blend the soup – in the pan using a hand blender or in a food processor.
  7. Taste and add seasoning if necessary.
  8. Add the chopped coriander (if using) and serve.

Method

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan.
  2. Fry the garlic, onions, ginger and carrots for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the red lentils and stir in.
  4. Pour into the pan then bring to the boil. Stir, turn heat low, and cover the pan.
  5. Simmer for about 25 minutes, or until all the vegetables are soft and the lentils are cooked.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and blend the soup – in the pan using a hand blender or in a food processor.
  7. Taste and add seasoning if necessary.
  8. Add the chopped coriander (if using) and serve.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
700g carrots, chopped
2 medium onions, chopped
3cm ginger, peeled and chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
100g red lentils
700ml vegetable stock
Salt & Pepper
2 tablespoons chopped coriander (optional)

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