Spicy Carrot & Red Lentil Soup

Lunch, Soup

Soup is pure comfort food for me, warm, nourishing and tasty! It is quick and easy to make, lasts ages in the freezer, perfect for work lunches or as a quick meal after training or a hectic day. If you like your soup spicy, just add more paprika or cayenne pepper or some fresh chilli would also work well. Enjoy with some good, quality bread and your all sorted!

  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 large carrots
  • 140g red lentils
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • Pepper
  • 1200ml vegetable stock
  1. Finely mince the garlic and chop the onions, carrots and celery into bite-size pieces. Heat a tsp of coconut oil in a large pan over a medium heat.
  2. Add the garlic, celery and onion to the pan, reduce the heat and allow the vegetables to saute.
  3. Once the onions and celery become translucent, add the carrots and allow to saute for about 5 mins.
  4. Mix the spices and lentils through and heat gently for about 3 mins.
  5. Add the vegetable stock and bring the pan to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover pan with a lid for about 20 mins until the lentils have absorbed the stock and plumped up.
  6. Remove from the heat and blend the soup with a handheld blender or food processor.

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