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Lentil Soup Recipe, The Best Comfort Food

Updated on October 21, 2019
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Christine, wife, mother, homemaker for over 40 years, has an NVQ3 in Childcare & Education, a diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition and TEFL.

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A Really Warming Winter Soup!

Nothing is better than returning home after a cold and invigorating 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 appettizing 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!


Lentil Soup Recipe

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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 peeled and chopped carrots and onions.
  2. Pour boiling water over the tomatoes, remove the skins, chop and add to the pan along with the washed lentils, stirring.
  3. Add the stock, bay leaf and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and using a hand blender or liquidiser, blend until the right consistency.
  5. Serve hot, with fresh, crusty bread.

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      JoyfulReviewer 

      9 years ago

      Congratulations on your lens being chosen to be featured on the Fall Harvest Fest monsterboard. Your lentil soup looks delicious.

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      Renaissance Woman 

      9 years ago from Colorado

      Your lentil soup looks totally delicious! Thanks for the recipe. I plan to have some this very day. :-)

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      Kumarastylez 

      9 years ago

      Love lentil soup! It only don't look so nice. But your lens does and that count more :) easy thumbs up!

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      timothygeorgeke 

      9 years ago

      I can almost taste how good the soup must be. I've never had lentil soup but I've got to try this recipe this weekend.

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      enjoyed your lens tonight, earned a 'thumbs up' from this avid food reader.

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      Vikk Simmons 

      9 years ago from Houston

      I love lentil soup!

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