Chunky puy lentil & vegetable soup

21 Feb

Serves 4

50G butter
2 medium carrots, peeled and finely chopped
2 leeks, white part only, thinly sliced
1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
3 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
2 tsp dried oregano
400g tin of chopped tomatoes
200g Puy lentils 
1 litre vegetable stock
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Melt the butter in a large heavy bottomed saucepan. Add the carrots, leeks, onion and garlic, stirring to coat with the butter. Add a healthy pinch of salt,cover and allow to cook for about 15 minutes until the vegetables are softened, stirring occasionally.

Add the chilli flakes, oregano, lentils and stock. Cover and allow to simmer for about 30 minutes or so, until the lentils are cooked. Taste and adjust seasoning if required.Ladle into heated bowls.

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