Slow Cook Pumpkin + lentil soup

Slow-Cooked Pumpkin & Lentil Soup

Slow-Cooked Pumpkin & Lentil Soup

By: Lisa Guy

This nourishing soup will provide you with your daily dose of beta-carotene, which converts into vitamin A in the body to support eye health and good vision. Beta-carotene also has anti-inflammatory properties and assists with healthy immune function.


Servings

4

Prep time

Cook time

Recipe


Ingredients

  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • Pinch chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 500g carrots, diced
  • 500g pumpkin, diced
  • ¾ cup red lentils
  • 1L vegetable stock
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 onion, finely chop
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Pinch sea salt & pepper

Method


  • Sauté onion and garlic in a frying pan with some olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add carrots, lentils and pumpkin and toss.
  • Add coconut milk and spices and combine.
  • Pour into your slow cooker and add the rest of the ingredients. Cook on high for 3 hours.
  • Whiz your soup with a stick blender until you have a smooth consistency.
  • Delicious topped with a spoonful of pesto and seeds, or some Greek yoghurt and fresh herbs. Or top with some quinoa for an extra protein and fibre boost.
  • Serve with crusty bread.

  

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Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .

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