Friday, 12 October 2007

Red Lentil, Celery and Carrot Soup

**Recipe revised 20/11/07** (Is now perfect!)
Whilst the title may not sound that great this was a surprisingly good soup made this week! Even carrot hater OH really enjoyed it!!

25 Minutes

1.5 pints veg stock (Use 1 Kallo Veggie bouilon cube and 1/2 a kallo chicken bouilon cube)
1 mug red lentils (about 10 heaped dessert spoons, add more if using less veg)
1 large Onion
2 cloves garlic
3-4 Sticks celery roughly chopped (including base and greenery)
2 medium carrots cubed
S&P to taste (you prob wont need any salt if using the cubes!)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsbp butter

1) Heat on a medium heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan, add roughly chopped onions and simmer for 3-4 minutes, add celery and carrot, simmer for another 3-4 minutes, add garlic and lentils, stir in well and cover with stock

2) Cook for 20-25 minutes and blitz like a madwoman (or man!)

Really good reheated as well!

*I revised this recipe last night and really think this is the bees knees! Is golden and warming and reheated perfectly for my lunch*

These freezes very well.


  1. I tend to throw in all sorts of veg with lentils,I need a good recipe to follow to curb my enthusiasm !! Thankyou for this great one ! :) x x missinterpret_uk

  2. Butter is listed in ingredients it isn't used in your method. I assume that this was excluded in your revision. Butter isn't necessary. An excellent recipe. Bosun.


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