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3 vegan soup recipes ready fast from Soupologie founder Stephen Argent

Will this cold weather ever relent? Luckily, we can help you the food front with these three vegan soup recipes from founder of Soupologie, Stephen Argent

Most Healthistas will have heard of Soupologie, the ready-made soup brand that is so pure, you could have made it yourself. Now, founder Stephen Argent has written a new recipe book. Here are some highlights you can make to warm you up during this latest cold snap.

Three-Lentil Soup 

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2 tbsp rapeseed oil

1 large onion, chopped

4 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped

2 celery sticks, trimmed and chopped

½ tsp ground coriander seed

1 tsp turmeric

¼ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

90 g (3¼ oz) dried split red lentils

45 g (1½ oz) ready-cooked (canned

or vac-packed) beluga lentils

90 g (3¼ oz) dried green lentils

1.5 litres (2¾ pints) vegetable stock

1½ tsp fresh lime juice

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions: 

Caramelise the onion in the oil. Add the garlic, celery, coriander seed, turmeric, cinnamon and cayenne pepper and let the mixture sweat for 5–6 minutes,partially covered. Stir occasionally. Wash and drain the lentils, then mix in well. Add the vegetable stock, stir well and bring to the boil. Turn down the heat and simmer gently until the lentils are completely cooked. Stir regularly to make sure the lentils do not stick to the bottom of the pan. Add the lime juice and stir in well. Take off the heat and blend the soup until completely smooth. Season to taste.

Cauliflower and Mustard Seed 

Serves 4–6

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1 cauliflower, washed, trimmed

and diced

3½ tbsp rapeseed oil

2 large onions, peeled and diced

3 strips lemon zest

2 tsp wholegrain mustard

1.1 litre (1¾ pints) vegetable stock

Instructions: 

Roast the cauliflower in a hot oven (220ºC/425ºF/Gas Mark 7) for 30 minutes, until the edges just begin to turn golden. Caramelise the onion in the oil for 5–10 minutes (see page 34). Add the cauliflower and lemon zest to the onion. Cook on a medium to low heat for another 2–3 minutes. Add the wholegrain mustard, followed by the vegetable stock and bring to the boil.Turn down the heat and simmer for around 8–10 minutes, until the cauliflower is completely soft. Take the soup off the heat and carefully remove the lemon zest. Blend until completely smooth and season to taste.

Butternut and Red Pepper 

Serves 4–6

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½ large butternut squash, peeled,

seeded and roughly chopped

1 red pepper, deseeded and

roughly chopped

½ tsp ground nutmeg

2 tbsp rapeseed oil

1 large onion, chopped

1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped

850 ml (1½ pints) vegetable stock

1½ tsp fresh lime juice

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions: 

Preheat the oven to 190ºC/375ºF/Gas mark 5. Arrange the squash and red pepper in a roasting tin, sprinkle over the nutmeg and mix well. Roast in the oven for around 30 minutes, until flecks of brown start to appear on the pepper pieces. While you’re waiting for the squash and peppers to roast, caramelise the onion in the oil (see page 34), then add the garlic and continue to cook, partially covered, for another couple of minutes. Add the vegetable stock, stir and bring to the boil. Turn down the heat and simmer gently, partially covered, for 5 minutes. Once the squash and pepper pieces are done, add them to the pan and stir well. Bring back to the boil then simmer gently, partially covered, for a few minutes. Take off the heat, stir in the lime juice and blend until completely smooth. Season to taste. Popcorn is delicious as a topping on this soup.

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Stephen Argent launched the Soupologie brand in 2012 at a London food market. His delicious, nutritious soups are now selling in retail outlets across the UK as well as the US and Europe.

Soupologie by Stephen Argent. (Vermilion, £12.99)

 

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