Carrot & Lentil Soup

Recipe by Donegal Rapeseed Oil.
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Servings: 4 yield(s)
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • pinch of chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp Donegal Rapeseed Oil
  • 600 g carrots (washed and grated)
  • 140 g split red lentils
  • 1 l hot vegetable stock
  • 125 ml milk
  • plain yogurt and naan bread (to serve)
  1. Heat a large saucepan and dry-fry the cumin seeds and chilli flakes for 1 min, or until they start to jump around the pan and release their aromas.
  2. Scoop out about half of the seeds with a spoon and set aside.
  3. Add the Donegal Rapeseed Oil, carrots, lentils, stock and milk to the pan and bring to the boil.
  4. Simmer for 15 mins until the lentils have swollen and softened.
  5. Whizz the soup with a stick blender or in a food processor until smooth (or leave it chunky if you prefer).
  6. Season to taste and finish with a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkling of the reserved toasted spices.
  7. Serve with warmed naan breads.