> A healthy option on a cold day…soup-erb!

This recipe is a really easy, really quick and really tasty. It’s also a great winter warmer for these cold days and at only aprox. 200 calories it’s pretty easy on the waistline too. For added warmth follow with a shot of tequila!

  • A dash of oil for frying
  • a pinch of ginger powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • a pinch chilli flakes
  • 1 onion , finely chopped
  • 2 large carrots , peeled and grated
  • 150g red lentils
  • 1l vegetable stock fresh, cube or concentrate
  • 1 lime , juiced to taste
  • Paprika
  • Bacon (optional)

Heat some oil in a large pan and fry the spices for a couple of minutes (If you really need some meat in your meal add some bacon at this point and fry). Add the vegetables and cook for 5 minutes more then add the lentils and stock.

Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring every now and then until the lentils are tender. You can now blend until smooth or leave chunky it’s your call. If you’re feeling fancy squeeze on some lime and sprinkle some paprika over the top.