High Energy Lentil Soup


Ingredients


● 1tbsp coconut oil

● 1 large onion, chopped

● 1 clove garlic

● 2 sticks celery, chopped

● 1 medium leek sliced

● 1 medium carrot

● 200g tin chopped tomatoes

● 1tsp dried mixed herbs or 1 handful fresh finely chopped parsley

● 200g (dry weight) brown or green lentils ( Lentils du Puy best)

● 1litre (1.75pints) water approx - depending on how thick or liquidy you like it!

● freshly ground black pepper

● fresh coriander to garnish


Method


● Heat the oil and a splash of water in a large, lidded pan and steam fry the onion, celery, leek and garlic over a medium heat, turning frequently, until soft and transparent – about 8 minutes

● Add the remaining ingredients and stir thoroughly to combine

● Bring to a simmer, then turn the heat down and put the lid on

● Cook for 30 mins or so until the lentils and all the vegetables are tender

● Leave to cool slightly, then transfer half of the soup to an electric blender and blend until smooth

● Return the blended soup to the pan, stir well to combine and reheat and serve.

●Sprinkle with fresh coriander.


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