Spicy lentil soup

Spicy lentil soup
Spicy lentil soup 
Dietary
Vegetarian

A very healthy, tasty dish for a starter or as a main for lunch.

Ingredients

6 carrots, sliced

2 large onions, chopped

5 tsp ground cumin

8 cloves garlic, crushed

4 tomatoes, chopped

11/2 cup red lentils, washed, soaked, drained

8 cups vegetable stock

2 cups tomato juice

4 tbsp tomato paste

2 tbsp tamari

Herbs for garnish (eg coriander, italian parsley)

Method

Using some of the vegetable stock, saute carrots, onions, cumin, garlic and tomatoes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft. Stir in lentils, stock and tomato juice. Bring to boil and simmer for about 1 hour. When lentils are soft, stir in tomato paste and tamari. Remove half the mixture and blend until smooth. Return to same pan, reheat and serve garnished with herbs.