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winter Lentil soup

Bernie Howden

For Lunch ( Vegetarian, Soups )


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15 minutes minutes to prepare and 40 minutes minutes to cook

Serves 6


A nice winter warmer lentil soup..


225 g dried red lentils
1 red onion diced
2 large carrots sliced
1 celery stick sliced
1 parsnip diced
1 crushed garlic clove
2 pints of vegetable stock
2 tsp paprica
freshly ground black pepper
1 tblsp freshly chopped chives to garnish
6tbsp low fat fromage frais and fresh crusty bread to serve.


1 put lentils,onion,vegetables,garlic, stock and paprika into a large saucepan. Bring to the boil and boil rapidly for 10 mins, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20 mins, or until the lentils and vegetables are tender.
2 leave the soup to cool slightly, then puree in small batches in a food processor or blender, until all is smooth.
3 Return the soup to the saucepan and heat thoroughly. Now season to taste with pepper, ( seasoning at the end of the cook ensures good seasoning)
4 serve and swirl in fromage frais (optional) and sprinkle the garnish (chives) which is also optional. Eat with crusty bread..


This is a tasy warming soup which is quite filling.


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  • avatar

    Hi kristine. I have only ever used dried lentils, but they dont have to be soaked overnight now,, progressLol

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    Do you have to use dried lentils or can you use them from a can?