Wednesday, 9 December 2015

How to: Simple and Filling Homemade Lentil Soup

Ooh a how-to post! I'm slightly surprised in myself leaving it so long between how to posts and as you can see, if you click here, that it's actually been since May since I actually made something and March since I cooked something! I should really work on getting more creative again...

Anyways, today I just wanted share a super quick and simple recipe that my Mam taught me for this gorgeous, warming, filling, homemade lentil soup!! Lentil is really the only soup I eat and when it's 80+ pence for a tin from the shop, why wouldn't you want to make a whole pan cheaper?

There are few steps and even fewer ingredients to this so expect this to be short and sweet - let's begin :P
 

Ingredients
Red Lentils [1.5 cups]
Carrots [2 large]
Potatoes [I used 2 medium]
Stock Cubes [2 x Vegetable or chicken]
Salt

Prep
1. Before anything, measure out a cup and a half of lentils in a jug or bowl along with the stock cubes. Fill to top (if in a jug) or add 1 cup of boiling water and leave to soak for at least half an hour.

2. While the lentils are soaking peel your potatoes and carrots. Chop the potato into cubes and grate the carrots. At this point you may take your own taste into account as to how much potato to add. I like quite a lot haha.


Time to cook!
3. In a large pan combine the soaked lentils with another cup of water, bring to boil and keep stirring!

4. Stir in the grated carrot and potatoes. then turn down the heat leaving it to simmer for around 15-20mins, stirring periodically, until it looks like ..well soup lol! Use your initiative. 

5. Season with salt to taste.


Ta-da! I told you it's super simple. You can create variations of this with adding stuff like onions but onions are disgusting so I don't put them in :) This big pan would be enough for 3 people to eat but because I'm the only one that eats it in my house I have a bowl and then freeze the rest in containers to eat another day. Yum! I could live on this during the colder months and it's so filling too.
What do you like to eat in the winter to warm you up? Do you like soup too?




11 comments:

  1. This looks delicious, I must try this!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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  2. Oh that looks delicious! I've never actually tried lentil soup before!

    Renee | Lose The Road

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    1. You haven't?! It's one of the only ones I eat. I can't quite place what it is that I like about it but I could live on it!

      xo

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  3. I love this! I've actually been looking at home made soup to take in for my lunch at work so this is a bit of a lifesaver! (well... lunchsaver). I'm allergic to onions too so I'm glad you left them out!

    Sian xx Cakey Dreamer

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    1. Haha Lunch saver, that's a good one :P Let me know if you make it!
      Oh no?? I didn't realize you could get an allergy to onions. You're not missing out anyway, they're horrible lol

      xo

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  4. The soup sounds lovely, lentils are so yummy. x

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I find it a very underrated flavor!

      xo

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  5. Ooooooh! Okay, would you believe I've never made lentil soup?? I've made all kinds of other ones, but not this. My mum makes it all the time, it's about time I learn lol :) thanks for sharing this, Danielle, it will be a very welcome addition to my repertoire, especially when it's nippy outside! x

    ♥.•*¨ Amanda Says ¨*•.♥

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    1. It's actually nice to hear that you haven't as I haven't made any other types haha. I'm a very fussy eater :P
      Let me know if you do make it and how it turns out!

      xo

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  6. Mmm I love soup! We make soup all the time, especially when we have leftover veggies. I haven't tried lentil soup though, I think I'll give this ago. Although I might change the carrot for something else, I'm not a carrot in soup fan.

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