A satisfying and warming spicy soup with lentils, tomatoes & carrots. You can vary the amount and type of spice you use depending on your family’s preferences. Serve with wholemeal or granary bread.
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Gluten (bread) | Soya (bread)
Please note the allergens listed above are indicative only. Allergens vary depending on brand; check the labels on the products you use.
Ingredients (serves 2):
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
- 1 medium carrot, washed and diced
- 1 tsp mild curry powder
- 60 g red lentils, rinsed
- 200 ml boiling water
- 200 g canned chopped tomatoes
- 1 tsp tomato puree
- Handful fresh coriander, washed
- Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the chopped onion and cook over a medium heat, stirring often. Cook until the onion is soft (but not dark in colour as this will spoil the flavour of your soup).
- Add the curry powder and cook for another minute, stirring often.
- Add the lentils, water, carrot, chopped tomatoes and tomato puree, cover with lid and bring to the boil.
- Simmer for about 30 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
- Add the fresh coriander and blend until smooth (or leave some chunks if you prefer).
- Divide between bowls and serve with wholewheat bread.
So thinking about spicy tomato & lentil soup ...
Lentils are so good for us! They are legumes and like other legumes (beans, peas and chickpeas) they are packed with protein and fibre. They are also low in calories and fat and contain a number of substances which are thought to be hugely beneficial to our health.
Vegetables are really good for us! Low in fat, sugar and calories and high in vitamins and minerals.
|-||Energy||754kJ / 179kcal||9%|
per 272g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 277kJ / 66kcal
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