Spicy lentil and beetroot leaves soup

You Will Need:

  • 2 cups brown-green lentils
  • 2 large onions
  • 1 heaped teaspoon crushed/finely chopped garlic
  • stalks & leaves from 3-4 beetroots
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 teaspoons roasted & ground cumin seeds
  • half to 1 teaspoon harissa
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • black pepper
  • salt
  • 1-2 teaspoons sumac (optional)
  • smoked paprika (optional)
  • coriander leaves (optional)
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Spicy lentil and beetroot leaves soup

A warm hearty soup that can be cooked whilst doing other things around the house. No wasted beetroot leaves ever again!



If you aren't using the beetroots for anything else, you can peel, cube and add to the lentils.

You can add more harissa if you like spicy food.

You can also add 1-2 teaspoons smoked paprika, or a few tablespoons chopped fresh coriander just before serving.

Fiona Sweet Formiatti

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