Spicy carrot and lentil soup

Spicy carrot and lentil soup

Category: Soup, Main meal | Serves: 6

Prep time: 5-10 minutes | Cooking time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients

2 teaspoons vegetable oil

1 onion, finely chopped

2 sticks celery, finely chopped

2 carrots, coarsely grated

55g (2oz) split red lentils

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander

850ml (1.5 pints) vegetable stock

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  1. Heat oil in a saucepan. Add onion and celery and cook until soft, stirring.
  2. Add carrots, lentils, cumin, coriander, stock and black pepper. Stir to mix.
  3. Cover, bring to the boil, then simmer gently for 15-20 minutes or until carrots and lentils are soft, stirring occasionally.
  4. Ladle into soup bowls. Serve hot with fresh crusty bread.

Nutritional information

Spicy Carrot and Lentil Soup