Lentil Soup, The Best Comfort Food
A Really Warming Winter Soup!
Nothing is better than returning home after a cold and envigorating walk in the countryside to comfort food- a steaming bowl of lentil soup! It's warms you up instantly and delivers all those vital minerals and vitamins to get you through the winter months. This homemade soup recipe has been providing my family their best comfort food for 30 years now and is as equally good as an appetizing snack, blended and served with fresh, crusty bread or as a filling, main meal, served without blending, into which you can add dumplings or potatoes, according to your fancy.
What are it's other attributes? Well it is economical and quick and easy to make and will be enjoyed by young and old. Blend it and even the fussiest of eaters will eat it up- in which case you would be wise to make a big pan of it. Due to it's thick consistency, you may need to add further stock if reheated. The cooled soup will keep for several days in the fridge- if you have any left!
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- Prep time: 15 min
- Cook time: 30 min
- Ready in: 45 min
- Yields: 8
- 100 g bacon
- 2 large carrots
- 2 large onions
- 500 g tomatoes
- 1 litre chicken or vegetable stock
- 1 bay leaf
- 200 g red lentils
- salt and pepper
- Chop the bacon and fry gently in a large pan on a low heat until the fat runs, then increase the heat and add the chopped carrots and onions. Pour boiling water over the tomatoes, remove the skins, chop and add to the pan along with the washed lentils. Stir, then add the stock, bayleaf and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and using a hand blender, blend until the right consistency. Serve hot, with fresh, crusty bread.
Enjoy Your Homemade Soup- Give Yourself The Best Comfort Food!
The Best Hand Blender - is the must-have piece of kitchen equipment for homemade soup
With this hand blender, your resulting soup will taste and look just like you get in the best restaurants. It's slim, simple design makes it easy to store and use. Just stick it in your pan or bowl and it adds no further washing-up. Easy to wipe clean after each use. Makes homemade soup so much easier to make.
Right now, my life is in crisis because my hand blender, which has been used for many years almost everyday for whisking up milkshakes, pureeing soups and mixing up batters, to name just a few of it's many uses, has just broken. It will definitely be on the top of my birthday and Christmas list!
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