Carrots. Flipping carrots. I’m not a fan of carrots (except those ones in a tin – I know, I’m common as muck), so whenever I get carrots in my veg box delivery, they usually stay in the fridge until they go floppy, then they go in the compost bin. I did make some vegan carrot cupcakes a while back but, as I’m trying to cut down on junk food at the mo (not helped by being sent a hamper of Ten Acre crisps), I didn’t want to make them again just yet. Soup is always a great way to use up leftover vegetables but if I didn’t really like carrots much, would I like them in a soup? I decided to find out and I can now confirm that carrots make a perfectly acceptable soup. Especially when you add lentils and some spice. As always, I blitzed this soup to silky perfection with my Froothie blender. I know I’ve said it before but this blender really has transformed my soup into something special, and I’ve been making soup for years.
I put the leftover soup into plastic containers and the next day it had set quite firmly but that’s fine – it’ll soften when heated but if it’s still too thick for your liking, just add a bit of water.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 tsp garam masala
- Chilli (fresh or dried, to taste)
- 3 medium carrots, sliced
- 60g dried red lentils
- 750ml vegetable stock
- salt and pepper
- Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the onion and garlic for a few minutes until soft
- Add the garam masala and chilli and fry for another minute
- Add the carrots and lentils and mix well with the onion/spice mixture
- Add the stock, season with salt and pepper and simmer for 25-30 minutes until the carrots and lentils are soft
- Pour into a blender and blend on high for 1 minute
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