How to Make David's Lightly Spiced Tomato & Lentil Soup

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Veg required is onion, carrot & celery sticks

Veg required is onion, carrot & celery sticks

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plus Red Lentils, stock cubes & tin of chopped tomatoes

plus Red Lentils, stock cubes & tin of chopped tomatoes

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and you need Cumin, Coriander & Garlic granules (or 1 crushed Garlic clove)

and you need Cumin, Coriander & Garlic granules (or 1 crushed Garlic clove)

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Roughly chop onion

Roughly chop onion

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Roughly chop celery & carrot (washed & scraped)

Roughly chop celery & carrot (washed & scraped)

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Boil kettle and make 1200ml of vegetable stock (2.5 pints)

Boil kettle and make 1200ml of vegetable stock (2.5 pints)

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Pour olive or vegetable oil into base of pot (around 2 tablespoons)

Pour olive or vegetable oil into base of pot (around 2 tablespoons)

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With pot on medium heat, add onions and cook for 7 to 8 mins (until onion is soft)

With pot on medium heat, add onions and cook for 7 to 8 mins (until onion is soft)

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Add carrot and celery and cook for another 3 to 4 mins (stir regularly)

Add carrot and celery and cook for another 3 to 4 mins (stir regularly)

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Add cumin, coriander and garlic

Add cumin, coriander and garlic

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Add vegetable stock and bayleaf (optional)

Add vegetable stock and bayleaf (optional)

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Add 125g of Red Lentils or quarter of a pound

Add 125g of Red Lentils or quarter of a pound

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Add full tin of chopped tomatoes, stir and bring to boil.

Add full tin of chopped tomatoes, stir and bring to boil.

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After being brought to boil, place lid onto pot, turn down heat and allow to simmer for 25 to 30 mins

After being brought to boil, place lid onto pot, turn down heat and allow to simmer for 25 to 30 mins

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Remove bayleaf, and put into blender. Blend thoroughly and return to pot.

Remove bayleaf, and put into blender. Blend thoroughly and return to pot.

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Allow to settle in pot for around 10mins. Soup is then ready to serve. Like many soups this will taste even better next day.

Allow to settle in pot for around 10mins. Soup is then ready to serve. Like many soups this will taste even better next day.

Ingredients

1 Medium Onion
1 Large Carrot
2 Celery Sticks
1 Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
½ Teaspoons Ground Coriander
½ Teaspoons Garlic Granules
125 Grams Red Lentils
1.25 Liters Vegetable Stock
1 Bay leaf
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