I can’t belive it’s September already! I work in a FE college and although I work all year round I definitely have that ‘back to school’ feeling this week.
I thought it would be a good opportunity to share this soup with you, which is inspired by a dish I had at my local college in the town I live. The college offers Hospitality and Catering courses and the students run a restaurant that is open to the public. The students design the menus, cook the dishes and serve the food. It’s a fantastic experience and you get a restaurant standard meal at a bargain price. I’d really recommend you checking your local college to see if they have a similar offering.
Green lentil, coriander and lime soup (Serves 4)
2 tbsp olive oil
2 celery sticks, finely sliced
1 large white onion, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tins of green lentils
700ml vegetable stock
Juice of 2 limes
One large handful of coriander leavees, freshly chopped
A dollop of yoghurt to serve
1. Heat the oil in a pan and cook the celery, onion and garlic gently for 5 minutes.
2. Add the green lentils and vegetable stock and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes.
3. Use a blender or food processor to blitz the soup until it is smooth.
4. Return to the heat in a clean pan and add in the lime juice and chopped coriander. Season as required.
5. Serve the soup with a swirl of yoghurt.