Red Lentil & Turmeric Soup- Serves 6
1 tbsp rapeseed oil
1 large onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cm fresh ginger, minced
1 carrot, grated
1 turmeric root, grated (or 1 tbsp ground turmeric)
2 cups red lentils
Zest of a lemon and juice of half a lemon
1.5 litres water
2 tsp sea salt
Heat the oil in a medium sized saucepan.
Add the onions, garlic and ginger.
Add the salt , carrot and lemon zest and stir well, sautéing for a few mins.
Add the turmeric and lentils. Coat the lentils in the mixture.
Add the water and stir.
Bring to the boil and simmer for around 20 mins, or until the lentils have softened.
Stir in the juice of half a lemon, bring back to the boil and serve.