How to Make Tomato and Lentil Soup #Healthyeating

A budget friendly warming soup. Make a big batch. Enjoy!

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How to Make Tomato and Lentil Soup #Healthyeating Recipe
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I make a couple of soups at the beginning of each week and then keep them in the fridge. They make a cheap, healthy and nutritious lunch. Plus nice and warming in cold weather

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Take your choice of veg. I used carrots, leeks, celery and spinach, but kale, mushrooms, aubergine, peppers and, courgette work well

Take your choice of veg. I used carrots, leeks, celery and spinach, but kale, mushrooms, aubergine, peppers and, courgette work well

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Chop the veg that take a long time to cook (leave the spinach out for now as it only needs a few minutes at the end)

Chop the veg that take a long time to cook (leave the spinach out for now as it only needs a few minutes at the end)

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Sauté them in a little olive or rapeseed oil. You can skip this step to reduce the fat or save time but as it adds flavour and is good fat then I tend to do this.

Sauté them in a little olive or rapeseed oil. You can skip this step to reduce the fat or save time but as it adds flavour and is good fat then I tend to do this.

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Add two cloves of garlic thinly sliced or crushed

Add two cloves of garlic thinly sliced or crushed

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Once the veg have softened in the oil add your lentils. About 1/2 a cup

Once the veg have softened in the oil add your lentils. About 1/2 a cup

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Add a tin of chopped tomatoes, a stock cube (I like beef with tomato), salt and pepper and about 2 tbsp of tomato purée (I'd run out so had to do without)

Add a tin of chopped tomatoes, a stock cube (I like beef with tomato), salt and pepper and about 2 tbsp of tomato purée (I'd run out so had to do without)

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Add two tins of water. Bring to the boil and simmer until all of the veg and the lentils are soft. This will take 30-45 mins

Add two tins of water. Bring to the boil and simmer until all of the veg and the lentils are soft. This will take 30-45 mins

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Chop any soft veg, in this case the spinach. It looks like a lot but will wilt to almost nothing.

Chop any soft veg, in this case the spinach. It looks like a lot but will wilt to almost nothing.

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Once veg is soft add the spinach to the soup and put the lid on to allow it to wilt. This will take about 5 mins. I also stir in about a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar (optional)

Once veg is soft add the spinach to the soup and put the lid on to allow it to wilt. This will take about 5 mins. I also stir in about a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar (optional)

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Finished soup ready to serve. If you have fussy children you could blend this to a smooth soup so the vegetables and lentils are 'hidden'.

Finished soup ready to serve. If you have fussy children you could blend this to a smooth soup so the vegetables and lentils are 'hidden'.

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Serve immediately. This also keeps well in the fridge and can be reheated. I top with Parmesan. Again this can be omitted to save fat but as Parmesan is strong you only need a small amount

Serve immediately. This also keeps well in the fridge and can be reheated. I top with Parmesan. Again this can be omitted to save fat but as Parmesan is strong you only need a small amount

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