Tower Healthy Quick Dish: Creamy Pumpkin and Lentil Soup

Tower Healthy Quick Dish: Creamy Pumpkin and Lentil Soup
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Tower Healthy Quick Dish: Creamy Pumpkin and Lentil Soup

This week we’ve been scouring the recipe archives here at Tower HQ to bring you a brand new recipe as part of our Tower Healthy Quick Dish Series. Over the next few months we’ll be sharing healthy, nutritious recipes that you can throw together in a matter of minutes, giving you plenty of mealtime inspiration for the whole family. Whether it’s a healthy swap for an old favourite, or a fresh new meal idea to spice up your dinner time, we’ve got you covered. This week we are bringing a healthy Creamy Pumpkin and Lentil Soup suitable for all the family! Recommended appliances: 28cm Forged Fry Pan and 300W Stick Blender Total Time to Table: 50 minutes Contains Nuts? No Suitable for Vegetarians? No Serves: 4 Pumpkin seeds final Ingredients
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus 1 tsp
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 800g chopped pumpkin flesh with the seeds
  • 100g split red lentil
  • ½ small pack thyme
  • 1L hot vegetable stock
  • Pinch of salt and sugar
  • 50g crème fraiche
Pumpkin soup ingredients final Preparation
  • Heat the oil into the large fry pan – the Tower 28cm Forged Fry Pan is the perfect essential for this dish
  • Fry the onions until softened and starting to turn golden
  • Stir in the garlic, pumpkin flesh, lentils, thyme and hot vegetable stock
  • Season, cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes until the lentils and vegetables are tender
  • Wash the pumpkin seeds and remove any flesh and dry
  • Heat the 1 tsp oil in a non-stick pan and fry the seeds until they jump and pop
  • Stir frequently covering the pan in between to keep them in
  • When the seeds look nutty and toasted, add a pinch of salt and sugar and stir
  • Mix the cooked pumpkin mixture with a hand blender (Tower 300W Stick Blender is recommended) until smooth and add crème fraiche
To serve: Top with a spoonful of crème fraiche with thyme leaves and toasted seeds scattered on top Pumpkin Soup Final   Stay tuned to the Tower blog every Wednesday for more Tower Healthy Quick Dishes. If this recipe has had you reaching for your apron then be sure to take a look at our product pages before you do – we’ve a range of products at fantastic prices to help you create this dish and many more!
26 October 2016
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