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Lentil and vegtable soup

Lentil with celery, carrots, zucchini and capsicum in tomato soup

Lentil and vegtable soup

Ingredients:

1 cup brown lentils
1/2 cup red lentils
2 tablesp olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
4 celery stalks, chopped
2 carrots
1 zucchini
1 medium capsicum, chopped
4 garlic cloves
4 medium tomatoes, diced
2 tablesp tomato paste
1 1/2 litres water
1 teasp cumin
2 teasp paprika
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
1/4 cup celery leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
Juice of 1 lemon

Method:

  1. Soaking the lentils for 3-4 hours, then drain and set aside.
  2. In a large pot heat olive oil then stir-fry onions, garlic, celery, carrots, capsicum and zucchini for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add water, tomatoes, tomato paste, lentils, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper then cover Cook for 45 mintues-1 hour until the lentils are soft.
  4. Stir in lemon juice, basil, parsley and celery leaves serve hot.







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