Winter Warming Lentil & Tomato Soup
Lentil & Tomato Soup
Based in the West Coast of Ireland, Tanya Ranalow is a graduate of the world-renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School in Co. Cork and now the owner of her own food business which she runs alongside her healthy 'To-Go' range of foods. Her love of wholesome, healthy and nutritious food sees her approach cooking in a sustaining and healthful manner. Focusing on seasonal ingredients, today she shares one of her wonderfully nourishing soups for a cold and dreary January day.
- 1 cup of red lentils
- 1 onions
- 1 courgette
- 2 medium carrots
- 1 sticks of celery
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 inch of ginger
- half a red chilli
- 1 teaspoons of turmeric
- 1 teaspoons cumin seeds
- 1 tins of tomatoes
Chop the onions, garlic, ginger and chilli and sweat on a low heat in some olive oil for ten minutes.
Meanwhile, in a blender blitz the carrots, courgette and celery.
Then add them to the onion mix and sweat for another five minutes.
Add half a pint of boiling water and let the vegetables cook in the water for five minutes. Add the lentils and cook for a further ten minutes.
Next add the spices and tomatoes, bring to the boil and season. Serve with fresh bread and enjoy beside a warm fire.
For Meat eaters, chopped chorizo sweated with the onions is a delicious addition.
Find Tanya on Instagram @tanswestcoastkitchen