RED LENTIL AND
CHERRY TOMATO SOUP

RED LENTIL
AND CHERRYTOMATO SOUP

Red Lentil- and cherry tomato soup

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Carrot

The carrot is a complete food, combining a low calorie intake with high nutritional value, especially because of its antioxidant content.

Carrots provide very few calories and also have very low levels of cholesterol and saturated fat. They are therefore an excellent food for anyone on a diet or simply for those who do not want to gain weight. In addition, they can be prepared in many ways: on their own, raw, boiled or steamed, or in juices. You’re sure to find a way to prepare them to your liking!

Cumin

Cumin stimulates the appetite, has known digestive properties and is a good aid in cases of colic, abdominal bloating and aerophagia. It is rich in iron and is also widely used in herbal medicine and cosmetics for its carminative and antimicrobial properties.

Red Lentil- and cherry tomato soup

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees convection.
  2. Put the lentils in a saucepan with cold water, cover and bring to the boil; then turn down the heat and simmer on low heat for about 15 minutes until the lentils are cooked through.
  3. Drain lentils and set aside for now.
  4. Heat a little olive oil in a pan and sauté onions, garlic and ginger until soft.
  5. Add cumin and mustard seeds and sauté for 1-2 minutes until nicely fragrant. Stir in carrots and a little water.
  6. Simmer for 30 minutes or until carrot is soft.
  7. Meanwhile, place cherry tomatoes on a baking sheet and drizzle with oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste and place in oven for 12-15 minutes until soft.
  8. Place the carrot mix, tomatoes, lentils, tahini, lemon juice and some salt and pepper in a food processor and blend until uniform.
  9. Return soup to pan and reheat.
  10. To garnish, toast pumpkin seeds in a small skillet and add to he soup.
  11. Serve with warm pita bread.

INGREDIENTS FOR 4 SERVINGS

200g red lentils

Olive oil for frying and drizzling

2 onion, finely chopped

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

Piece of ginger

2 tsp cumin seed

2 tsp mustard seeds

2 carrot, finely diced

4 tomatoes on the vine

2 tbsp tahini

Juice of 1 lemon

2 tbsp pumpkin seeds

Flaked sea salt and cracked black pepper

Chickpea flatbreads

LEARN MORE

Carrot

The carrot is a complete food, combining a low calorie intake with high nutritional value, especially because of its antioxidant content.

Carrots provide very few calories and also have very low levels of cholesterol and saturated fat. They are therefore an excellent food for anyone on a diet or simply for those who do not want to gain weight. In addition, they can be prepared in many ways: on their own, raw, boiled or steamed, or in juices. You’re sure to find a way to prepare them to your liking!

Cumin

Cumin stimulates the appetite, has known digestive properties and is a good aid in cases of colic, abdominal bloating and aerophagia. It is rich in iron and is also widely used in herbal medicine and cosmetics for its carminative and antimicrobial properties.

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