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Green Lentil, Lime and Coriander Soup

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  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Ready in: 35-40 mins
  • Difficulty: Moderate
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Green Lentil, Lime and Coriander Soup



The great flavours here make this a really tasty soup. It's nice and easy and is perfect for eating whilst watching your favourite TV programme.


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium carrot,finely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 50g red lentils
  • 2 tablespoons tomato purée
  • 700ml boiling water
  • 1 x 10g gluten-free chicken or vegetable stock cube
  • 100g green lentils
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • juice of 2 large limes
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander and 100g thick Greek yogurt, to serve
  • olive oil, to drizzle

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  • Heat the oil in a large pan, then add the carrot, celery, onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Next, add the red lentils, tomato purée, boiling water and crumbled stock cube and bring to the boil.
  • Turn down the heat and simmer gently until all the vegetables and red lentils are well cooked - about 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place the green lentils in a saucepan and cover with cold water, bring to the boil and simmer until just cooked, but not falling to pieces. Once cooked, refresh the lentils under cold water.
  • When the soup is cooked, transfer it in batches to a food processor or liquidiser and process until you have a nice smooth purée.
  • Return the soup to a clean pan. You may need to add a little boiling water if it is too thick. Check the seasoning, then add the lime juice and stir well.
  • To serve, place the cooked green lentils in 4 bowls. Top with the hot soup, a little fresh coriander and a blob of yogurt swirled in at the last moment.
  • A little olive oil drizzled over is also a nice touch

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