Heavy on the garlic and ginger, this full-meal vegetarian soup will help you combat a winter cold.
Courtesy of Katerina Wright.
Remove the skin from the ginger and cut a few matchsticks for garnish, set aside.
Mince or finely grate the remainder.
Heat oil to medium low and add ginger, garlic, jalapenos and scallions.
Stir with a wooden spoon for 1 minute until nice and fragrant.
Add carrots, lentils, stock and a big pinch of salt.
Bring to a simmer.
Simmer for 30 minutes or until red lentils are cooked.
Stir in lemon juice and cilantro, taste and correct for seasoning.
Serve garnished with fresh ginger.