Spicy red lentil soup
Calorie controlled cooking spray
1 medium, peeled and chopped
2 stick(s), Chopped
2 clove(s), peeled and crushed
1 teaspoons, level, (optional)
Split Red Lentils, dry
Vegetable stock cube(s)
1 cube(s), vegetable, make up to 850ml with hot water
2 tablespoons, level
2 sprig(s), plus 2 sprigs, chopped to garnish
- Heat a large saucepan, spray with low fat cooking spray and add the onion and celery. Cook stirring for 5 mins, add the garlic and chilli and cook for another 5 mins until tender and beginning to brown.
- Add the lentils, stock, rosemary, tomatoes and tomato puree. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 mins until the lentils are soft. Remove the rosemary.
- Blend the soup using a hand blender or liquidiser until smooth and season with salt and pepper.
- Serve hot garnished with a sprinkling of chopped rosemary.