Spicy Tomato & Lentil Soup
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Serves: 2 small portions
  • ½ cup of lentils
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 cup tightly packed spinach
  • 2 small chillies
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2cm piece of ginger
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • coconut oil
  • sea salt & white pepper to taste
  1. Add 1 cup of water to a pan with a pinch of  salt & pepper. Bring to a boil, add the lentils, and simmer until most of the water is absorbed.
  2. Grate the ginger and chop the onion, garlic & 1 chilli.
  3. In another pan, heat up a dash of coconut oil. Sauté the above with the turmeric & cumin for 5 minutes.
  4. Finely chop the tomatoes and add to the pan. Cook for another 5-10 minutes until the tomato begins to break down.
  5. Roughly chop the spinach and add to the rest of the vegetables.
  6. Stir through the cooked lentils and simmer for a few minutes before serving. Add salt and pepper to taste.
For the garnish I sliced a chilli lengthways, and seared both sides until slightly browned.

If you are sensitive to chilli make sure you take the seeds out!
Recipe by Mari Jasmine at http://marijasmine.com/wellness/food/spicy-tomato-spinach-lentil-soup/