Quick Curried Red Lentil Soup

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A nice and spicy soup that can be made in less than 25 minutes. Lentils are rich in all-important fibre and are known to be heart-healthy. A touch of carrots adds plenty of vitamins to the soup, and you are only a blend away from a quick and healthy soup. Serve with crusty bread and a sprinkling of herbs and you have a wholesome lunch. Suitable for vegetarians.

Serves:                                 4

Preparation Time:             5 minutes

Cook Time:                           20 minutes

Ingredients:

o   1 large white onion, peeled and chopped

o   2 medium sized carrots, peeled and grated

o   5oz/150g red lentils from a can (drained and lightly rinsed)

o   2tbsp curry paste (your choice of mild, medium or hot)

o   1¼ltr/2 pints vegetable stock (preferably fresh

o   Seasoning to taste (ground black pepper is good)

o   Small handful chopped parsley or coriander

Method:

In a large saucepan, fry off the curry paste with the onion until softened.

Add the carrots and lentils and give it a good mix round. Continue to cook for 2 or 3 minutes, but be careful not to burn.

Pour in the stock, bring to the boil and then simmer for 5 minutes.

Pour into your blender and blitz until smooth. Add the chopped herbs and any seasoning, and whizz again.

Serve with crusty bread or rolls or simply on its own.


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