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Spiced cannellini and lentil soup

Spiced cannellini and lentil soup

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  • Serves4
  • CourseStarter
  • Prepare25 mins
  • Cook20 mins
  • Total time45 mins

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  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 large carrots, diced into 1cm pieces
  • 1 celery stalk, diced into 1cm pieces
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 tsp medium curry powder
  • 2 x 400g cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 60g red split lentils, rinsed
  • 1 L fresh vegetable stock
  • 1 squeeze lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • pinch dried chilli flakes


  1. Heat 2 tsp olive oil in a large deep pan set over a medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrot and celery and sweat for 12 minutes, stirring every now and again, until soft and slightly golden.

  2. Add the garlic, tomato purée and curry powder to the pan and stir for 1 minute. Set a handful (about 75g) of the beans aside to garnish, then add the rest to the pan with the lentils and stock. Bring to the boil, then simmer with the lid a jar for 20 minutes, until the lentils are soft. Blend the soup to a smooth consistency and season to taste.

  3. In a small bowl, mix the reserved cannellini beans with the remaining 1 tsp olive oil, the chopped parsley and a small pinch of crushed sea salt. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with the reserved beans and a sprinkling of chilli flakes. A dollop of natural yogurt makes a good topping, too, if liked.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,057kJ/ 250kcals



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