An unusual green-and-white garnish of cream cheese speckled with basil adds a fresh touch to this intensely flavoured, richly coloured soup of tomatoes, garlic and lentils.
This was delicious. The pureed lentils and cream cheese gave a lovely smoothy creamy texture and the tomato and basil flavours came through beautifully. I omitted the chilli as my partner doesn't like it and it was still delicious - 17 Jul 2010
Altered ingredient amounts. Left out the chilli, used 1 small onion instead of shallots, and used 80g of cream cheese instead of 100g. - 17 Jul 2010