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Lovely Lentils


1/2 small onion, finely chopped
100g/4 oz carrot, choppes
15 g/ 1/2 oz celery, chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
50g/2 oz split red lentils
200g/ 7 oz sweet potato, peeled & chopped
400 ml/ 14fl oz unsalted or weak vegetable or chicken stock, or water


  1. 1.Saute the onion, carrot and celery in the vegetable oil for about 5 minutes or until softened.
  2. 2.Add the lentils and sweet potato and pour over the stock or water.
  3. 3.Bring to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
  4. 4.Puree in a blender.

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