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spinach and puy lentil soup

Spinach and Puy Lentil Soup

Course Soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 -3
Author Fiona Maclean

Ingredients

  • 250 g Spinach
  • 1 Banana Shallot Finely chopped
  • 50 g Puy Lentils
  • 500 ml Chicken Stock
  • 1 teaspoon Sunflower Oil

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and gently soften the chopped shallot for five to ten minutes
  2. Add the stock and bring to the boil, then add in the lentils
  3. Cook for 20 minutes till the lentils are soft
  4. Add in the spinach (it will look like far too much) and cook for 3-5 minutes till the spinach is wilted and soft
    wilted spinach
  5. Blitz the mixture with a stick blender or in a liquidiser. Don't try to get a completely smooth mixture, the lentils should add a nice nuttiness.
  6. Season with salt and pepper
  7. Serve as is, or with a dollop of low fat yogurt or creme fraiche