Easy lentil soup

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easy lentil soup

On a cold winter’s and all you want for lunch is something to warm you up. This recipe is the answer as all the ingredients are available if you have a good efficient store cupboard. Add extra ingredients like celery, peppers and even fresh chili (or a little chili powder) or hot pepper sauce for a kick. Serve with crusty bread or home made brown bread.

Approx price: £2.13 or 53p per portion

Serves: 4

Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1oOnion (diced)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 litre of chicken stock
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes
  • 300 g of lentils
  • 1/2 teaspoon of thyme (dried)

 

Method

  • Heat a saucepan, add the oil and heat for 30 seconds.
  • Add the diced onion and cook for 1-2 minutes. Now add the garlic and stir.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, stir. Bring to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes
  • Blend whilst hot using a stick blender.to make a smooth soup, alternatively serve without .
  • Adjust the consistency by boiling rapidly to thicken or add more stock to thin. Taste and season as required