Carrot and lentil soup

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Serves: 4

By Bubbles2009

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Ingredients

  • 4 potato, sliced

  • 1l vegetable stock

  • 200g red lentils

  • 1 clove garlic, chopped

  • 1 onions, chopped

  • 2 carrot, sliced

Method

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

Handy Hint

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

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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  • 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