Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Lentil Soup

Today I decided to find a use for the bag of lentils I've had in my cupboard for about six months. I'm not a very confident cook, so I thought soup would be the easiest thing to do. It turned out really well, so well in fact that there are no photos in existence as it disappeared too quickly! Here's the recipe if anyone wants to try.

Lentil Soup (serves 4)

175g red lentils
3 small onions
4 medium sized potatoes
5 or 6 average sized carrots
Vegetable stock cube

Put the lentils in a pan of water and boil for about 10 minutes. Reduce the heat and simmer for another 5 minutes. Dissolve the stock cube in 3/4 pint of boiling water, and add to the lentils. Peel and chop the onions, potatoes and carrots, and add to the pan. Simmer gently until the total cooking time is about an hour, or until all the vegetables are soft. Take the pan off the heat and blend the soup until smooth. Serve with warm crusty bread.

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