Manchester Veggie Guide

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Spicy lentil soup


  • 250g Dried Red Lentils
  • 250g Onions
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 250g Carrots
  • 250g Leeks
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • Parsley
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 4 tbsp Tamari
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  1. Peel and roughly chop Carrots, Onions, Leeks & Garlic.
  2. Fry vegetables in small amount of Olive Oil, stirring occasionally.  Add Cumin.  Stir.  Cook until vegetables are almost soft.
  3. Add 2½ pints of boiling Water, Bay Leaves & Lentils.  Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and simmer until Lentils are soft (10-15 minutes).
  4. Add Tamari and Salt & Pepper.
  5. Remove Bay Leaves and blend the soup.
  6. Chop Parsley and add as garnish.
  7. Serve with crusty bread.