When making purées at home, the blender really is your best friend. Take this red lentil soup, for example. After sautéing onion, garlic, lentils, and carrots with plenty of spices, the whole thing gets blitzed until it reaches a velvety smooth consistency.
Red Lentil Soup
Yield: 1 serving
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Make the soup Heat olive oil in large pot and sauté onion until tender. Stir in garlic, tomato paste, cumin, salt, and pepper. Heat 1 minute. Stir in cayenne, broth, water, lentils, and chopped carrots or sweet potatoes. Cook 30 minutes until lentils are tender. Transfer to a blender and puree until smooth. Stir in lemon juice.
Garnish and serve
Garnish with splash of coconut milk, chia seeds, and cilantro.