Saute the onion and carrots in the oil until soft.
Add the red lentils and a litre of water.
Simmer for 20 minutes. Click here to start a 20 minute timer
Whizz with a stick blender or in a liquidiser, or leave as it is.
Add more water if the soup is thicker than you would like
If you are following the planner for Meal Plan 1 or Meal Plan 2, serve half the soup between 2 people on 2 separate days.A delicious variation for this soup is to add a teaspoon of turmeric and a thumbnail of fresh ginger and perhaps a little garlic. It gives a lovely spicy flavour. You could also experiment with other spices. Any curry powder or curry paste will add its own distinctive flavourThis soup features in both Meal Plan 1 and Meal Plan 2, complete 7 day plans for 2 adults. Contains 3 meals a day, plus snacks , all recipes and a shopping list