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Lentil purée

Lentil purée

Preparation: 15 min
Cooking time: 30-40 min

Ingredients (serves 4)
375g lentils
65g carrots
1 onion pierced with a clove
1 clove garlic
1 bouquet garni
40g butter
40g crème fraîche

> Peel and dice the carrots.

> Put the lentils in cold water along with the carrots, bouquet garni and onion. Bring to the boil and simmer for 40 minutes. Season.

> Drain the lentils, remove the bouquet garni and clove. Blend in a food processor on a low setting, chop the butter into pieces and add, along with the cream. Check seasoning and serve.

Why it's so good...
Because lentils are yummy, the carrot gives them a slightly sweet edge, the onion adds texture and the garlic gives it a powerful taste. Serve with salad or sautéed mushrooms and voilà: there you have a whole meal packed with nutrients.


Sarah Horrocks
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