Mixed Vegetable and Lentil Soup 

There is nothing more comforting than a warming and nutrious soup! This heavenly soup contains a smorgasbord of nutritious vegetables paired with lentils that provide a great source of healthy protein! This recipe only requires a handful of ingredients and 1 hour to make the most delicious concoction!

  • Serves: 8
  • Preparation: 15 minutes
  • Cooking: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4T Olive oil
  • 1t Crushed garlic
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 cups Carrots, chopped
  • 4 Large tomatoes, choppe
  • 10 Basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 cups Dry lentils
  • 2T Tomato purée
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • A sprinkle of Smoked Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Baby spinach leaves

Method:

  1. Place the oil and garlic in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions, carrots and tomatoes. Cook until soft.
  3. Stir in the basil leaves, salt, pepper and paprika.
  4. Add the lentils, tomatoe purée and chicken stock.
  5. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer  for 45 minutes.
  6. After 45 minutes, stir in the baby spinach leaves.
  7. Turn off the heat and blend the soup using a handheld blender until thick and creamy.

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