Autumn is upon and that means its soup time! I love making my own soup I get a real sense of achievement and something yummy to eat.
I was rustling through my cupboards last week and found some red lentils hiding at the back so I decided to make a lentil soup. I asked on twitter for any good recipes and did a little search online and then basically made it up as I went along based on what I have in the fridge.
2 Diced Carrots
1 stick of celery diced
¼ cup of frozen onion (I hate chopping it)
1 cup of red lentils
Dried mixed herbs
2 Bay leaves
Litre and a half of stock (I used chicken)
- Fry the onion in a little olive oil for a few minutes then add the carrot and celery and cook for a further 5 mins.
- Add the dried herbs and the lentils and stir.
- Add the stock and bay leaves.
- Bring to the boil and simmer for 40 minutes.
- Blend to your liking.
I added a little black pepper to my bowl.
It’s keeps in the fridge for a few days and freezes well. Today I am making butternut squash and sweet potato soup I will share the recipe later.
Have you got any good soup recipes?