Red Lentil Soup
- 1 carrot
Carrots can easily be kept for a week or more in the vegetable drawer of the fridge. Remove the packaging (plastic bags, etc.) before you put them into the fridge. If you want to keep them extra fresh, wrap them in a moist towel.
You can refresh soft and limp carrots by soaking them in a bowl of cold water for a few hours before eating them. This restores the lost humidity in the carrots, which makes them crisp again.
- 0.5 teaspoon curcuma powder
- 3 cloves fresh garlic
- 1 fresh onion
- 2 fresh tomatoes
The ideal storage temperature for tomatoes is 12 to 16 degrees Celsius. When they are stored in the fridge, the cold temperatures stop the ripening process. This is great to keep ripe tomatoes a bit longer but has some impact on the taste. If you have unripe tomatoes, store them in a warm place with direct sunlight to ripen them.
- 0.25 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 100 grams red lentils
- 500 millilitres vegetable stock