LENTIL & TOMATO SOUP

LENTIL & TOMATO SOUP

LENTIL & TOMATO SOUP
Ingredients
  1. 400g Can of Tomatoes
  2. 1/2 Tube of Tomato Pureé
  3. 100g Red Lentils
  4. 1 Red Onion
  5. 1 Clove of Garlic (Optional)
  6. Vegetable Stock
  7. Seasoning
  8. Herbs or Curry Powder
Instructions
  1. Wash the lentils then rinse thoroughly, cover the lentils with vegetable stock, bring them to the boil, then reduce the heat to a light simmer.
  2. Fry the onion in a dash of olive oil, stir for a minute, add the crushed garlic, then set aside to cool (this helps improve the flavour).
  3. Once the lentils have been simmering for 15 - 20 minutes add the can of tomatoes and tomato pureé and leave on the heat until they come back to a simmer, then add the onion and garlic.
  4. Simmer for 5 minutes. Taste so the lentils are soft cook until done as you like.
  5. Pureé the soup in a blender or leave as it is. Add the herbs or curry powder to taste and serve.
Notes
  1. Great Served with Lime wedges.
  2. Options
  3. Use yellow lentils (split peas or chana dahl) they will need longer to cook, also remember to soak them (even 'no need soak' lentils need a short soak)
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