Updated: May 11
Red Lentil Soup 💕 (GV, V,)
Full of the nourishing goodness of garlic, chilli & thyme this is a beautiful winter warming soup for the soul. Red Lentils are full of plant proteins, Iron and prebiotics for gut health, this red lentil soup is a goodie. Prebiotics help the good bacteria in the gut to flourish which helps overall digestion and a healthy microbiome environment. This dish was so easy to make and I finally found a way to use my red lentils, which have been patiently waiting for me in the cupboard.
Garlic (however much you want) more the merrier I believe but I put in 3 big cloves and then some.
1 brown onion
2 tomatoes roughly chopped
1 big cup of dried red lentils (washed thoroughly)
2 carrots roughly chopped
1 Litre vegetable stock
Chilli, thyme and salt & pepper to taste.
In a large saucepan on medium heat, sauté garlic, onions and tomatoes in a little olive oil. Add washed lentils, carrots, stock, chilli & thyme.
Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or so. Once cooked, season and blend with a stick blender until smooth. Easy peazy !!! To serve, add what you like maybe some small blanched broccoli florets or some crunchy sourdough, nuts.