Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Soupalicious: My Lentil Soup

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.
  • Eat
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?

1 comment:

  1. Love soup, got nice recipes on my blog for tomato soup and Butternut squash soup to name but a few :-)


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