Red Lentil Minestrone Recipe

Red Lentil Minestrone Recipe

Red Lentil Minestrone

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Makes: 3 serves

● 1 cup(s) McKenzie's Red Split Lentils rinsed
● 3 cup(s) water
● 3 teaspoon(s) olive oil (extra virgin)
● 3/4 onion (brown) diced
● 1 1/2 carrot(s) sliced
● 3 cup(s) cauliflower chopped into small florets
● 2 1/4 cup(s) potato(es) cut into small cubes
● 1 1/2 cup(s) diced tomatoes (canned)
● 3 cup(s) vegetable stock
● salt & pepper to taste
● 1 1/2 cup(s) kale
● 3 slice(s) sourdough (or gluten free) bread

1. Start by adding the split red lentils and water to a small saucepan over medium heat.
2. Bring to a boil then lower the heat and simmer for 6 minutes, until lentils are cooked.
3. In the meantime, add the olive oil and onion into a medium saucepan over medium heat and saute for 2-3 minutes until golden.
4. Add the carrot, cauliflower, potato, diced tomatoes and vegetable stock. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Bring to a boil and leave to simmer for 15 minutes.
6. Add the cooked lentils and kale, and cook for another 5 minutes.
7. Remove from the heat and pour into a bowl.
8. Serve with fresh or toasted sourdough.

Nutritional information:
Energy = 2105.9
Calories = 502.9 cal
Protein = 27.9g
Fibre = 20.6g
Fat = 6.9g
Saturated Fat = 1.6g
Carbohydrates = 73.1g
Sugar = 22.1g

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