Carrot and lentil soup

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By Bubbles2009

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  • 4 potato sliced

  • 1l vegetable stock

  • 200g red lentils

  • 1 clove garlic chopped

  • 1 onions chopped

  • 2 carrot sliced


<ol> <li>Sweat the carrots, potatoes, onion and garlic in a pan for about 5 minutes.</li> <li>Wash the lentils thoroughly and soak for 10 minutes.</li> <li>Add the lentils and veg stock and bring to the boil.</li> <li>Lower the heat, cover and simmer for about 35 minutes. Blend or serve as is.</li> </ol>

Handy Hint

<p>I don't blend mine as it's yummy with chunky carrots and potatoes but my DD prefers hers blended.</p>

Additional Information

  • Egg Free

  • Nut Free

  • Dairy Free

  • Vegetarian

  • Snack

  • Starter

  • Main Course

  • Soup

  • Basics

  • Low fat

  • Budget

  • Kids can help

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

  • carrot

  • pulses

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  • mumtoblaire 25/06/15 06:48

    So easy and also cheap. Loved by all.

  • 4kn2gk 20/11/14 11:40

    Truly scrumptious. Thank you for the recipe.

  • instantfamily 03/07/12 10:15

    I made this several times in the winter. I also think it needs something to give it some zing - I added lots of lemon and chopped italian parsley at the end, and/or added some chopped chorizo or similar to the frying stage at the beginning.

  • EarthMotherImNot 21/02/12 14:37

    This has quickly become our favourite quick, cheap and easy supper or lunch dish. It's very warming and filling with crusty bread. I do prefer it blended and I sometimes add a couple of sticks of celery to it as well.

  • crazygracieuk 26/01/12 20:23

    I took EquestrianStatue's advice and added chopped ginger, crushed chilli flakes and a squeeze of lemon. I also upped stock to 1.5 litres. Clean bowls all round.

  • EquestrianStatue 25/01/12 19:52

    I also add some chopped ginger and red chilli, and a squeeze of lemon juice just before serving.

  • TheSecondComing 24/01/12 12:47

    just made this as part of my austerity measures/ healthy eating.I adde chilli powder and a bit of cumin to the pan as I was sweating the veggies. it's delish, healthy, filling and dead cheap too! dead simple.will add this to my list I whizzed mine down and it was quite thick,I think I'd tweak amount of stock (maybe do a litre and a half of stock)

  • Ginlord 21/01/12 23:35

    Afraid mine resembled vomit

  • cidrenomore 21/01/12 06:59

    Delish! Even DH ate it and he runs a mile from a lentil!

  • seashelles 20/01/12 11:51

    very easy to make and a lovely soup.. my dd ate it all and asked for seconds. will definately make again thanks for the recipe.

  • Bubbles2009 03/08/11 20:39

    Such an easy to make recipe that my DD loves