North African veg­e­tar­ian soup

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hearty and packed with veg.

You will need

✽ 2tbsp veg­etable oil ✽ 1 onion, diced ✽ 2 cel­ery sticks, diced ✽ 2 parsnips peeled and diced ✽ 150g swede, diced ✽ 2 car­rots, diced ✽ 75g dried apri­cots ✽ 1tsp ground cumin ✽ 1tsp ground co­rian­der ✽ 1tsp sumac ✽ ½tsp ground turmeric ✽ 1tsp dried chilli flakes ✽ 1ltr veg­etable stock ✽ Juice of 1 lime, op­tional ✽ 2tbsp chopped fresh pars­ley and 2tbsp chopped fresh co­rian­der, op­tional

How to do it

1 Heat the veg­etable oil in a large saucepan and fry the onion un­til soft­ened, around 5 mins. 2 Add the re­main­ing diced veg and cook over a low heat for 5 more mins un­til lightly browned. 3 Add the dried apri­cots and spices and fry for 1 min, then add the veg­etable stock and bring up to the boil. Sim­mer for around 20 mins un­til the veg­eta­bles are ten­der. 4 Purée the mix­ture in a blender un­til finely chopped and at a nice thick con­sis­tency, then sea­son to taste and, just be­fore serv­ing, stir in the lime juice and chopped fresh herbs, if us­ing. 5 To freeze, cool com­pletely then por­tion into freezer con­tain­ers. De­frost overnight then re­heat fully on the hob un­til pip­ing hot.

Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 30 mins Skill level: easy Cost: Un­der £1 Per Serv­ing Fat: 4g Sat Fat: 0.5g Carbs: 11g

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