The Happy Pear's pumpkin, red pepper & lentil soup
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The Happy Pear's pumpkin, red pepper & lentil soup

This soup is perfectly suited to the colder months as it is hearty and warming. If you prefer it a little smoother, blend it at the end for a silkier finish, although it works just as well without. 

    VeganVegetarianHealthyLow fat
  • Serves6
  • CourseLunch
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook30 mins
  • Total time45 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 Thumb-sized piece fresh ginger
  • 2 medium red peppers
  • 600g pumpkin, butternut squash or sweet potato
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp salt, or to taste
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 200g red split lentils
  • 2 L vegetable stock or water
  • 2 tsp medium curry powder
  • 115g baby spinach (or similar greens), to serve