Spicy Red Lentil, Tomato & Kale Soup

(serves 4)

INGREDIENTS

1 onion, finely diced

2 garlic cloves, finely sliced

1 tbsp plus 6 cups vegetable stock

2 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp chilli flakes

1 tsp ground turmeric

1 tsp smoked sweet paprika

2 small carrots, diced

2 celery stalks, diced

2 large tomatoes, finely diced

1 cup red lentils

2 handfuls kale or spinach, leaves shredded

Salt & pepper, to taste 

METHOD

1. Heat a large pot on a high heat. Add onion and garlic and saute for a few min. Add 1 tbsp stock to deglaze the pan. Add cumin, chilli flakes, turmeric and paprika. Stir until aromatic.

2. Add carrot, celery, tomato, red lentils and 6 cups vegetable stock. Stir well, cover with lid and bring to the boil.

3. When boiling, remove the lid, reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for about 20 minutes, until the lentils are tender.

4. Stir in the kale. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.

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