Name Lentil & Orange Soup


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* 113g/4 oz split red lentils
* 852 ml / 1 1/2 pt stock made with Vecon
* 1 onion, finely chopped
* 2 celery sticks, chopped
* 1/4tsp dried thyme
* 142ml / 1/4 pt orange juice
* grated rind of 1/2 orange
* 1 bay leaf
* salt & ground black pepper
* orange rind, to garnish

Place the lentils and 142ml / 1/4 pint of the stock in a large microwaveable bowl, cover and microwave on full power for 2 minutes stirring halfway through. Stir in the onion, celery and thyme, cover and cook for 7 minutes, stirring halfway through. Stir in 568ml/1 pint of the hot stock, add the orange juice, rind, bay leaf and season to taste. Cover and cook for 10 minutes stirring halfway through. Remove the bay leaf and add the remaining stock. Cool slightly. Transfer the soup into a blender and puree. Return to the bowl and heat through. Season to taste and serve garnished with the orange rind.

Serves: 4
Sins per serving: 1/2 Sin on Green, 4 1/2 Sins on Original

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