Recipe of the month: spicy lentil soup

We’ve brought you another winter warmer to see you through the cold months.

This is soup is fantastic to have after a workout – the red lentils provide plenty of protein, while the chilli boosts your metabolism.

Spicy lentil soup

Check out the recipe:

Created by John, our assistant manager catering & events at Andover Leisure Centre, this warming soup has loads of flavour without being too hot.

It only takes a few basic ingredients to make, so make sure to try it out!

You’ll need (serves 8-10):
1 onion, chopped
4 tablespoons tomato puree
1 tablespoon olive oil
3-4 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
500g red lentils
4 litres vegetable stock
200ml coconut milk
Optional:
Bread for croutons
Seasoning
Spicy lentil soup ingredients

Step 1
If you’d like croutons with your soup, dice the bread and season. Chilli powder would be a great seasoning to use.

Step 2
Place the bread on a tray covered with baking parchment. Bake in a hot oven for 20 minutes, or until starting to turn brown. Take out of the oven and leave to cool.
Baking croutons

Step 3
Fry the onion in the olive oil until soft.

Step 4
Stir in the red Thai curry paste. Add more if you’d like your soup spicier!
Making spicy lentil soup

Step 5
Add the red lentils, and stir to coat in the paste.Spicy lentil soup

Step 6
Pour over the vegetable stock, and simmer for 20-30 minutes until the lentils are tender.

Step 7
When the soup has thickened, stir in the tomato puree and add the coconut milk.
Spicy lentil soup

Step 8
Blend, and serve with the croutons.
Spicy lentil soup

Keep yourself nourished this winter by stopping into one of our cafes at Andover Leisure Centre, The Rapids, Knightwood Leisure Centre or Charlton Lakeside.

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