Hearty lentil & veg soup (V)

This low fat soup is healthy and filling, ideal for slimmers at about 140 kJ per 100g (33 calories)

1 large leek, sliced fine
5 shallots (the ones without the bulb), cut fine
2 tsp canola oil
2.5 litres water
1 cup red and/or brown lentils
3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 large swede, peeled and cubed
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup chopped cabbage
8  Brussels sprouts, sliced

Put leek and shallots in saucepan with oil, cook gently with stirring 10 mins. Add water and start to turn up heat. Rinse lentils and add. Prepare and add vegetables. When boiling, reduce heat and simmer gently until cooked, about 40 minutes.  Serves 6 as a main meal.

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