Lentil soup with carrots

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    Cosy up to this healthy and hearty winter soup. The carrots add sweetness to every bite that complements the earthiness of the lentils.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon rapeseed oil
    • 100g chopped onions
    • 800g dry lentils
    • 300ml water
    • 300ml semi-skimmed milk
    • 1 pinch ground cumin
    • 1 1/2 vegetable stock cubes, crumbled
    • 200g carrots, cut into rounds
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or coriander
    • salt and ground black pepper

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:21min  ›  Ready in:31min 

    1. Heat the oil in a large casserole over medium-high heat, and cook and stir the onions until golden, about 5 minutes.
    2. Wash and drain the lentils, and stir the lentils, water, milk, cumin and stock cubes into the onions. Bring to the boil and cook, covered, until the lentils are tender, about 15 minutes.
    3. Meanwhile, place the carrot slices in a microwave-safe bowl with a little bit of water, and cook on High until tender with a bite at the centre, about 1 minute. Drain.
    4. Blend the lentils with an immersion blender or in a food processor until smooth. Pour the lentil soup into bowls, add the carrot slices on top and sprinkle with the parsley. Season with salt and pepper.

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