Hearty Lentil soup

Posted by Muriel Hedgcock

1 mug or 250g Lentilles vertes
2 Potatoes grated
Oil or butter for frying
2 Onions peeled and chopped
1-2 grated carrots ( optional)
1 clove garlic grated
1tsp mustard (optional)
1-2 tsp Herbal salt
pinch pepper
1 cube chicken stock
1-2 liters boiling water

Heat oil or butter and brown onions add grated garlic. Rinse green lentils & add to onions. Season with herbal salt & little pepper. Add grated potatoes and grated carrots, stir, crumble chicken stock cube and add 1-2 liters boiling water. Stir again.
Bring to the boil then turn down the heat and simmer for at least 45- 60min.
The soup should be thick and hearty with the potatoes dissolved. Filling and satisfying !

Serve with ciabatta roll and a little mustard. Yummy!

Tip: Cooking time may vary with different lentils. Check on the packet. If instruction require more time simmer for longer.
Smoked Sausages are optional, bacon could be used instead. Fry separately and add 10 min before the end. It keep its flavor better.


Lesley said...

I am so looking forward to trying this soup this week, Muriel! When you made it for us at New Year it was delicious, and seeing as I have a bag of lentils in the store cupboard, and not much else at the moment, it seems like a good thing to try. I love the mustard accompaniment too!

Christine said...

This soup is delicious and very satisfying.Thank you for making it for us yesterday,Muriel,we loved it.I'm definitely going to make it.

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