Quick Red Lentil Soup

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    Quick Red Lentil Soup


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    This soup is a snap to make especially if you use frozen vegetables. Red lentils cook pretty quickly but yours may take a little longer, see how you go.

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 100g frozen chopped onions
    • 800g red lentils, rinsed
    • 300ml water
    • 300ml skim milk
    • 1 1/2 vegetable stock cubes
    • 200g carrots, sliced
    • pinch cumin
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley or fresh coriander

    Preparation:8min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:18min 

    1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the onions 2 minutes, stirring. Add the lentils, water, milk and crumbled stock cubes. Cook over high heat, covered, 5 minutes or until lentils are soft.
    2. Meanwhile, heat the carrots in the microwave on high power 1 minute.
    3. Add cumin and puree the lentils with a hand blender to desired texture. Season to taste. Serve with the carrots on top and sprinkled with fresh parsley or coriander.
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