Winter vegetable & lentil soup
85g dried red lentils
2 carrots, quartered lengthways then diced
3 sticks celery, sliced
2 small leeks, sliced
2 tbsp tomato purée
1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
3 large garlic cloves, chopped
1 tbsp vegetable bouillon powder
1 heaped tsp ground coriander
STEP 1Tip all the ingredients into a large pan. Pour over 1½ litres boiling water, then stir well.
STEP 2Cover and leave to simmer for 30 mins until the vegetables and lentils are tender.
STEP 3Ladle into bowls and eat straightaway, or if you like a really thick texture, blitz a third of the soup with a hand blender or in a food processor.
GOES WELL WITH
Irish soda bread