Winter vegetable & lentil soup

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Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:10 mins
  • Cook:30 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

When it’s cold outside, treat yourself to a healthy homemade vegetable soup, packed with immunity-supporting vitamin C and four of your 5-a-day

Nutrient Unit
kcal 264
fat 3g
saturates 1g
carbs 37g
sugars 11g
fibre 13g
protein 16g
salt 0.4g

Ingredients

  • 85g dried red lentils
  • 2 carrots, quartered lengthways then diced
  • 3 sticks celery, sliced
  • 2 small leeks, sliced
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 3 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp vegetable bouillon powder
  • 1 heaped tsp ground coriander
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Method

  • STEP 1

Tip all the ingredients into a large pan. Pour over 1½ litres boiling water, then stir well.

  • STEP 2

Cover and leave to simmer for 30 mins until the vegetables and lentils are tender.

  • STEP 3

Ladle into bowls and eat straightaway, or if you like a really thick texture, blitz a third of the soup with a hand blender or in a food processor.

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