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Warming sunshine soup

Yields1 Serving

Named because most of the ingredients are red and the chilli gives a gentle heat

 25g Butter
 1 red onion chopped
 2 garlic chopped
 6 sundried tomatoes in oil, roughly chopped
 2 inch piece of ginger chopped
 1 red chilli chopped
 1 tbsp tom puree
 300g carrots diced
 300g squash diced
 250g red lentils, rinsed and drained
 1.5ltrs chicken stock (or veg stock)
 Chopped coriander and some yoghurt to serve

Heat the butter and then fry the onion and garlic for 5 mins until soft.


Add the sundried tomatoes, ginger and chilli and fry for a further mins.


Stir through the puree and cook for 1 minute


Add the carrots and squash and stir through to coat and cook for 2 mins.


Add the lentils and stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 20-30 mins until all the veg and lentils are soft.


Blitz in a blender or a handheld blender and season well


Serve up with a dollop of yoghurt and some chopped coriander