Simple Red Lentil & Tomato Soup

By Zest4life

Ingredients

1 tbsp coconut or olive oil

1 large red onion

2 garlic cloves

2 tsp ground cumin

700g cherry tomatoes

200g red lentils

2 vegetable stock cubes

Small bunch fresh parsley or coriander (optional)

Black pepper


Method

1. Finely chop the red onion and garlic. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Cook the onion and garlic for 2-3 mins until lightly golden.


2. Add the cumin and mix thoroughly for 1 minute.


3. Add the tomatoes and cook over a high heat, stirring frequently, until the tomatoes turn into a bit of a mush.


4. Rinse the lentils well and add to the pan. Make up the stock using 2 stock cubes and 1 litre of

boiling water. Stir to combine well before adding half of the stock to the pan. Leave the lentils to cook until soft, about 15-20 mins, adding more stock, if required, to loosen the mixture in the pan.


5. Once the lentils are soft, add the remaining stock and transfer in batches to a jug blender to process into a smooth soup.


To serve, add a few twists of ground black pepper and sprinkle with parsley or coriander.




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