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Vegetable and Lentil Soup with Sherried Onions

Vegetable and Lentil Soup with Sherried Onions recipe, brought to you by MiNDFOOD.

Vegetable and Lentil Soup with Sherried Onions

It’s soup season, and to celebrate try this delicious vegetarian broth full of fresh herbs, zucchini and topped with sweet, sherry-glazed onions. Delicious with a dollop of Greek-style yoghurt.

Serves 4-6

1 tbsp olive oil

3 red onions, thinly sliced

2 tbsp sherry vinegar

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

2 bay leaves

1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

150g puy lentils, rinsed

1 small leek, thinly sliced and rinsed

1 parsnip, diced

1 litre vegetable stock

1/2 head broccoli, finely chopped

2 zucchini, sliced

1 cup fresh parsley leaves

100g thick Greek-style yoghurt

1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, torn

1 Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and cook for 10 minutes. Transfer half the onions to a bowl. Add vinegar and cumin to remaining onions. Cook over high heat, stirring, for 2 minutes or until vinegar has evaporated. Transfer to a second bowl.

2 Return the unseasoned onions 
to the pan over medium heat. Add bay leaves, rosemary, paprika, lentils, leek, parsnip and stock. Bring to the boil then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15-20 minutes or until the lentils are just cooked. Add broccoli and zucchini. Cook for a further 2 minutes, then stir through parsley. Season with salt and pepper.

3 Remove bay leaves. Ladle soup into serving bowls. Top with sherried onions and yoghurt; serve sprinkled with mint.

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