May 6, 2008

Lovely Lentil Soup by Guest Chef Emily

** Lentils are a great cheap source of protein and iron**

½ small onion
2 large carrots
2 celery sticks
2 T veg oil
1 c split red lentils (if you can’t find these, other lentils will work)
1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped
14 fl oz veg or chicken stock
1 lemon
Cilantro to garnish

Chop all the veg. Saute the onion, carrot and celery in the veg oil for about 5 min or until softened. Add the lentils and sweet potato and pour over the stock. Bring to a boil, turn down the heat and simmer covered for 20 minutes. You can serve like this, or we like to partly puree with blender or mixer. Serve with lemon slices and to squeeze fresh juice on soup.

Delicious served with fresh warm bread!

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