This soup is adapted from Rosemary Conley’s ‘Low Fat Cookbook’ and is excellent for a warming lunch and very good for you – just 193 kcals and 1.9g fat.
1 onion finely chopped
225g or 8oz leeks halved lengthways and then sliced
225g or 8oz carrots diced
1 tablespoon ground cumin
175g or 6oz red lentils, rinsed
1.2 litres or 2 pints vegetable stock
1 teaspoon mixed herbs
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
2 tablespoons tomato puree
salt and pepper
Spray a large saucepan with a little oil and then fry the onion and leeks for 3-4 mins.
Add the carrots, cumin, lentils and vegetable stock and bring to the boil. Then add the herbs and chili powder.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 mins until the lentils and vegetables are tender.
Stir in the tomato puree and season well with salt and pepper. Have a quick taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
Healthy and delicious!