Cheat’s Whole lentil and coriander soup (taken from the 10-day Gi diet)

Published on the 2nd Jun, 2011 by Azmina

This recipe uses canned green lentils as a speedy shortcut for a filling soup.

Serves one

Spray oil
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
100 mls sieved tomatoes
Quarter of a pint vegetable stock, made using fresh vegetable stock, vegetable bullion or half a stock cube.
Half a can of green lentils, drained
Generous handful of coriander leaves and stems, chopped

  1. Heat a non-stick pan, spray on the oil and add the onions and garlic.  Stir-fry for about 5-8 minutes till soft.
  2. Add the tomatoes, stock and lentils, and cook for a few minutes to heat through.
  3. Stir in the coriander and serve hot.

Nutrition Nuggets

Lentils are a fantastic low GI carbohydrate.  But getting the pressure cooker out to cook them isn’t always very enticing. Using canned lentils as in this recipe is healthy and less time-consuming. Add a drizzle of lemon juice or a few drops of chilli sauce if you want to give this dish some extra zing.

(c) The 10-day Gi Diet by Azmina Govindji & Nina Puddefoot, 2005