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Carrot and Lentil Soup

Posted on: 19th October 2014

Posted in: Recipes, Soups, Uncategorized

I recently made this carrot and lentil soup as part of a cooking course I was running. The recipe has been adapted from a recipe I found on the First Steps Nutrition Trust website. Most of the participants had never cooked with lentils, let alone eaten them. Lentils are such a great source of protein, fibre, iron and vitamins, I just had to share the recipe with you, so you too can make this delicious dish. All the participants loved it, and are hopefully sold on lentils now!

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 350g carrot (about 3 large carrots), chopped
  • 160g dried lentils
  • 1000ml (1 litre) boiling water

  • 1 teaspoon of bouillon (you can buy low salt versions too)
  • Black pepper to season

Method

  1. Place the onion and garlic into a large saucepan, and sauté with a little olive oil for 5 minutes

  2. Add the lentils, carrot, boiling water and bouillon, bring to boil, and leave to simmer with a lid on, for approx. 30 minutes
  3. Blend with a hand blender until smooth / small lumps – whatever your preference

Servings

This meal will serve 4 adults

Cost per serving

I bought all the ingredients this soup for 80p – That’s only 20p per serving –  a massive saving off ready-made soups you can buy in the supermarket, and so much tastier. Lentils are so much cheaper than meat, and nutritious too!

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