Lentil soup

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Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:10 mins
  • Cook:1 hr
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Enjoy this filling veggie soup with red lentils, carrots and leeks. It’s low in calories and fat and delivers three of your 5-a-day

Nutrient Unit
kcal 219
fat 3g
saturates 0.3g
carbs 33g
sugars 11g
fibre 9g
protein 12g
salt 1.4g

Ingredients

  • 2l vegetable or ham stock
  • 150g red lentils
  • 6 carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 medium leeks, sliced (about 300g)
  • small handful of chopped parsley, to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

Heat the stock in a large pan and add the lentils. Bring to the boil and allow the lentils to soften for a few minutes.

  • STEP 2

Add the carrots and leeks and season (don’t add salt if you use ham stock as it will make it too salty). Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 45-60 mins until the lentils have broken down. Scatter over the parsley and serve with buttered bread, if you like.

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