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Red Lentil Soup

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This lentil soup is high in protein and a perfect winter warmer.

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Serves: 4

Energy: 199 calories

Ingredients:

– 1 tsp cayenne pepper

– 1 tsp salt

– 1 tsp olive oil

– 1 wedge yields lemon juice

– 1 small carrot

– 1 small white onion

– 1 medium whole tomato

– 4 cups water

– 1 cup red lentils

Method;

1)      Chop onion, tomato and carrot. You don’t have to cut up them up too small because in the end you will use a blender.

2)      Sauté onions in olive oil or cooking spray oil until transparent.

3)      Add carrots, sauté for a minute or so, add tomatoes, sauté for a couple of minutes more.

4)      Add lentils.

5)      Add water. Boil. Add a little salt, or you can skip salt. Add the cayenne pepper.

6)      When the carrots are soft (boil about 15-20 minutes), put everything into a blender. Blend until smooth.

7)      Pour contents back into pot, if the soup is too thick you can add some more water, but it shouldn’t be too watery either. Boil for another minute.

8)      Serve with or without a dash of fresh lemon juice.

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Author: veefitness

A qualified REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer who is passionate about helping others to achieve their goals of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Also a qualified Level 1 football and cricket coach.

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