Spiced carrot and lentil soup Recipe

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serves:

2

Skill:

easy

Cost:

cheap

Spice:

Medium

Prep:

15 min

Cooking:

25 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 179 kCal 9%
Fat 4g 6%
  -  Saturates 2.2g 11%

A delicious, spicy lentil and carrot soup is the perfect lunch-time snack if you’re watching your weight. At just 179 calories this tasty soup is a diet must-have, but it’s so filling and delicious, you could just as easily make it to feed a family. This recipe only serves two, so if you’re making it for the family, make sure to double up the ingredients to have enough for four people. It’s a really nice, filling meal that’s easy to make and inexpensive too. You should already have a lot of the ingredients at home, so you won’t necessarily even do a shop for them. It’s got a really nice, vibrant colour to it too, which will appeal to a lot of kids and get them eating their veg. It takes only 40 minutes to make this recipe so you can enjoy it any night of the week.

Ingredients

  • 300g (10oz) carrots, scrubbed and chopped
  • 60g (2oz) red split lentils
  • 750ml (1¼ pint) hot vegetable stock
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons soured cream (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed (optional)

Method

  • cPut the carrots into a pan with the lentils, stock, ground coriander and seasoning. Bring to the boil and simmer for 25 minutes until the carrots are tender.

  • Pour the soup into a blender and whizz until smooth. 

  • Serve topped with a spoonful of soured cream and a sprinkling of crushed coriander seeds, if you like.

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