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Red Lentil Soup  Veg   HT   60mins

Serves 4    Hot  Vegetarian  Soups  Gluten Wheat Free  Eggless



25g/1oz Butter

1 Onion, chopped

1 Stick Celery, chopped

150g/5oz Red Lentils

1.1L/2pts Vegetable Stock

1/4 teasp Ground Cloves

1/4 teasp ground Allspice

Salt and Black Pepper




1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan and fry the onion and celery lightly for 10 minutes, but do not brown.


2. Add the lentils, stock and spices to the saucepan. Bring up to the boil, then turn down the heat and allow the lentils to simmer gently for 30-35 minutes, or until they are soft. Cool slightly.


3. Transfer to a liquidiser or food processor and process until smooth.


4. Return to the pan and reheat gently.  Taste and season to taste with salt and black pepper if required.




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Common terms used when making sauces

Blend - To mix together ingredients, usually of different consistencies, to a smooth and even texture, utilising a utensil such as a wooden spoon or blender.

Coats a spoon – when a substance is rendered thin/thick enough so that when a wooden or metal spoon is inserted into it and taken out, the substance leaves a thin film “coating the spoon”.

Boil - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time.

Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size


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Blender, liquidiser or hand blender


Make Ahead

Allow to cool, cover and refrigerate


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