Tuesday, February 2

Fresh Tomato, Lentil and Onion Soup

This hearty soup is rich and wholesome, and really easy to make.
Perfect for a cold winter night like tonight.

Read on for the recipe....
Fresh Tomato, Lentil & Onion Soup

1 tbs olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh fennel bulb (or substitute celery)
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup split red lentils
2 large tomatoes, chopped
3 3/4 cup vegetable stock
2 tsp dried herbes de provence
1 tbs lemon juice
1 chili (optional)
salt & pepper
garnish: grated cheese, parsley or coriander or whatever inspires you!

1. Saute onions, fennel and oil, stirring occasionally, for approx. 5 minutes. Add the lentils and garlic and cook for 1 minute. 
2. Stir in the tomatoes, stock and dried herbs. Cover and bring to a gentle boil. Simmer for approximately 20 minutes (or until lentils are cooked).
3. Puree half the soup in a food processor and mix with other half of soup (to give the soup more texture).
4. Garnish with grated cheese and fresh herbs.

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