Spicy Spinach and Red Lentil Soup

    Spicy Spinach and Red Lentil Soup


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    This spicy spinach and red lentil soup is an easy and hearty recipe perfect for cold winter nights. See it being cooked in the Allrecipes Red Lentil Soup Video.

    Serves: 6 

    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1 large red onion, diced
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
    • 225g fresh or frozen spinach
    • 375g red lentils
    • 450ml water
    • 1 dessertspoon dried basil
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat then saute the onion until golden brown. Season with salt and pepper.
    2. Transfer the soup to a blender (or use an immersion blender) and blend to desired consistancy.
    3. Mix in tomatoes, spinach and lentils, then pour in the water.
    4. Season with basil, cardamom, cumin, cayenne pepper and curry powder. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to low and simmer 25 minutes stirring occasionally until lentils are tender.

    Watch a video of it being made…

    Red Lentil Soup
    Red Lentil Soup

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    Wonderful soup on a cold night; warming, filling and comforting. I used vegetable stock instead of water to give it a bit more flavour and added an extra 50 ml. as it was turning into a thick stew. Next time I'll be using fresh spinach as the frozen turned soggy while cooking. - 18 Jun 2015

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