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RED LENTIL & VEGETABLE SOUP

INGREDIENTS
1 tsp olive oil
1 small onion, finely diced
¼ tsp minced garlic
1 celery stalk, diced
1 carrot, diced
1 cup chicken/vegetable stock, plus ¼ cup water
1 bay leaf
¼ cup dried red lentils, rinsed
½ cup diced tomatoes
½ tsp dried thyme

METHOD
1. Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan. Add the onion and sauté until soft (approx. 2 minutes). Add the garlic, celery and carrot and sauté for another 3-4 minutes.
2. Add the stock and water, and the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, until the lentils are soft.
3. Remove the bay leaf and serve in 2 bowls.

Serves: 2 Prep: 10 mins Cooking: 30 mins

red lentil soup

Source: Women’s Health Magazine website (US)

Author: Donna Saunders