Recipe: Red Lentil Soup with Garlic

It’s another garlicky soup! Bring it on! Maybe when you are home alone…. πŸ™‚

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Red Lentil Soup with Ginger and Garlic

Red Lentil Soup

(Serves 4 – 6)

This is garlicky! Eat it with your partner, or reduce the amount of garlic (or get a divorce :-).

2 cups red lentils 1.75 litres vegetable stock 3 bay leaves
5 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 1 x 5cm piece ginger, peeled and chopped 2 carrots, peeled and grated
0.5 cups diced tomatoes 1 medium red capsicum, diced 1 cup sliced onions
0.5 cup sliced shallots 1 Tblspn extra-virgin olive oil 2 tspn ground cumin
2 tspn ground coriander seed 1cm piece red chilli (or to taste), chopped 2 Tblspn lemon juice
salt, pepper to taste

Wash the lentils, and place in a saucepan with the vegetable stock, bay leaves, garlic and ginger. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the carrots, tomatoes and capsicum. Simmer for a further 15 minutes.

In as separate pan, sautΓ© the onions and shallots in the olive oil. Add the spices and sautΓ© for 1 minute Remove the bay leaves from the soup and add the sautΓ©ed onions, shallots and spices, and the lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper and serve.


Red Lentil Soup with Ginger and Garlic

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