An intensely flavoured tomato soup with Garlic, Onion and Basil. Serve chilled for a summer's day.
Heat the oil in a large saucepan and gently fry the Minced Onion and Garlic Granules for 1 minute, without browning them.
Add half the Basil, the lentils, chopped tomatoes and stock to the pan. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 35 minutes.
Transfer the soup to a large bowl and leave to cool, then blend to a smoother consistency, but not completely smooth. Cover and refrigerate to chill completely. Stir the remaining Basil into the crème fraîche and stir into the soup when serving.