Spiced root vegetable soup

Ingredients2 tbsp olive oil2 onions, finely chopped2 sweet potatoes, chopped2 carrots, chopped2 parsnips, chopped1 red chilli, roughly chopped1 tbsp ground cumin75g dried green lentils1.3l vegetable stock425ml milk100g Greek yogurt1 tbsp coriander leaves, choppedMethodSTEP 1Heat the olive oil in a large pan. Add the onions and fry for 5 mins until softened. Tip in the remaining…

Spiced root vegetable soup

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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 sweet potatoes, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 parsnips, chopped
  • 1 red chilli, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 75g dried green lentils
  • 1.3l vegetable stock
  • 425ml milk
  • 100g Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the olive oil in a large pan. Add the onions and fry for 5 mins until softened. Tip in the remaining veg and cook for another 5 mins, adding the chilli and cumin for final 2 mins.

  • STEP 2

    Add the lentils and stock to the pan. Bring to the boil, then lower heat and simmer for 25 mins until veg are tender and lentils are soft. Blitz until smooth with the milk and a little extra water or stock, if necessary. Season, then reheat until piping hot.

  • STEP 3

    Ladle into bowls and serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of chopped coriander.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2010

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