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Lentil Soup

Categories: Allergy-Free, Comfort Foods, Low-fat, Vegetarian
Type: Soups and Stews

This hearty vegetarian soup has just a touch of spice certain to warm you up

Prep Time: prep 20 mins

Cooking Time: cook 35 mins

Serves: makes 4-6 servings


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1-2 tsp curry powder
  • 5 1 / 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 3 / 4 cup red lentils
  • 1 / 2 cup tomato or multi-vegetable juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
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  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan set over medium heat. Add the onions, celery, and carrots. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes, or until the onions are translucent.
  2. Add the garlic and curry powder and cook, stirring, for 1 minute more. Add the stock, lentils, and tomato juice.
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer for 25 minutes, or until the lentils are tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve hot.
  • prep 20 mins; cook 35 mins

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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