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Pasta, carrot and lentil soup

This easy-to-make vegetarian soup is made with lentils for extra protein, suitable from 9 months

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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chive, chopped
  • 600ml very low salt chicken or vegetable stock
  • 600ml boiling water
  • 1 whole onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 200g carrot, sliced
  • 2 sticks celery, sliced
  • 230g red lentil
  • 150g wholewheat pasta
  • 150ml natural fromage frais

Method

  • Step 1

    Fry onion, garlic, carrot and celery in a large pan until soft.

  • Step 2

    Add lentils, stock and boiling water. Bring back to boil and simmer for 20 mins then remove pan from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes. 

  • Step 3

    Blend soup until smooth. Return to pan, add cooked pasta and simmer for 5 minutes until hot.

  • Step 4

    Remove from heat and stir in fromage frais before serving.

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