The perfect weather for warming, filling soup in front of the fire!

serves 4       220 cals per person

1 tbsp canola oil
1 cup chopped onion (you can use the frozen pre-chopped onions too)
1 tbsp minced fresh garlic
1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
1&1/2 tbsp curry powder
1/8 tsp ground red pepper (Cayenne pepper)
3 cups chicken broth
1&1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1lb package of vacuum packed steamed lentils (most markets sell these now)
2 cups fresh baby spinach
1/3 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/3 cup 2% reduced-fat Greek yoghurt

Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Add the oil, swirl to coat and add the onion. Saute the onion for about 5 mins, add the garlic and ginger and saute for about 1 minute.

Add the curry powder and red pepper cooking for another 30 seconds stirring constantly.

Add the chicken broth, vinegar and lentils. Increase the heat to high and bring to the boil
Reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes.

Place half the lentil mixture in a blender. Remove the center piece of the blender, secure the lid on the blender and place a clean towel over the opening on the lid. Blend until smooth. This prevents the lid exploding off the top due to the increased build-up of steam in the blender.

Add the blended mixture, spinach, salt and pepper back to the original pan of soup and stir until the spinach wilts.

Stir in 2 tbsp of chopped cilantro and serve. Top each serving with a dollop of Greek yoghurt and sprinkled cilantro.