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Sunday, 8 February 2015

Lentil and Vegetable Soup

It may not look particularly exciting, but this was one of the tastiest bowls of soup I have made for some time.  I usually use red lentils in my lentil soup, but this time I used Crazy Jack Organic green lentils, as they were included in my box of goodies from Knorr for the Knorr Flavour Pot Product of the Year Challenge.  

Lentil and Vegetable Soup

1 tbsp sunflower oil
3 carrots, chopped
4 sticks of celery, sliced
1 large onion, chopped
4 Knorr vegetable stock cubes
3.5 litres of water
250g green lentils, washed in a sieve
salt & pepper to taste
1 Garden Herbs Knorr Flavourpot

1. Heat the oil to a medium heat in a large soup pan (I use my pressure cooker).
2. Add the carrots, celery and onion.
3. Add the water, lentils, vegetable stock cubes and Garden Herbs Flavour Pot.
4. Cook for 20 minutes in a pressure cooker or around 40 minutes in an ordinary pan, until the vegetables and lentils are soft.

The soup improves on keeping and I make such a large pot as it provides lunch for several days after the weekend, but you could scale it down.

I'm entering this soup for No Croutons Required, the blog linky for vegetarian soups and salads run by Jacqueline at Tinned Tomatoes and Lisa at Lisa's Kitchen. Jac is hosting this month.

Knorr Flavour Pots have just collected first prize in the Sauce and Seasoning category for this year’s Product of the Year awards. Knorr Flavour Pots allow you to easily infuse your cooking with the flavour of fresh herbs and spices but with the handy convenience of dried. The range features nine different tantalising flavours, including Mixed Herbs, Three Peppercorn, Curry, Garlic, Mixed Chillies, Garden Herbs, Ginger & Lemongrass, Paprika, and Mexican.

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At 9 February 2015 at 11:22 , Anonymous Sarah (@tamingtwins) said...

You've just reminded me how much I love lentil soup! So cheap and filling and delicious. Just what we all need on these grey winter days. Thanks!

At 9 February 2015 at 20:04 , Anonymous Sisley White said...

This sounds so good. I love lentils in soup. Bookmarked for lunch this week hopefully :)

At 10 February 2015 at 01:58 , Blogger GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Well, this lentil soup looks just right for these freezing, wintry days! An easy recipe for a bowl of goodness!

At 10 February 2015 at 20:17 , Blogger Lucy Bakingqueen74 said...

Mmm, lovely, I bet the herb pot adds loads of,flavour. Trying this next weekend!

At 10 February 2015 at 20:55 , Blogger Cakeyboi said...

Yes please! I love love love lentils - this soup would be so comforting!

At 11 February 2015 at 07:25 , Blogger Unknown said...

It looks so thick and luscious and warming. A lovely recipe. I'm a massive lentil fiend at the moment so this is right up my street.

At 11 February 2015 at 09:32 , Blogger Unknown said...

I think I need to go and find my lentils right this moment.

At 11 February 2015 at 10:10 , Blogger GG said...

I love lentil soup, especially at this time of year, comfort food and warming on a cold day. Perfect for taking to work. GG

At 11 February 2015 at 14:36 , Blogger Jacqueline Meldrum said...

I'm eating so much soup at the moment, it's just what we need at this time of the year.

At 13 February 2015 at 10:05 , Anonymous ManjiriK said...

I love eating soup and especially red lentil soup is top of the pops for me! And yes am a great fan of KNorr Stock pots! they rock!

At 14 February 2015 at 22:41 , Blogger Janice said...

Thanks Sarah, it's just the thing in the winter.

At 14 February 2015 at 22:41 , Blogger Janice said...

Aw thanks Sisley, enjoy.

At 14 February 2015 at 22:42 , Blogger Janice said...

Thanks Lorraine, soup is really easy to make and so much nicer than anything you can buy.

At 14 February 2015 at 22:42 , Blogger Janice said...

Thanks Lucy, the pots are great for the winter when I don't have my own garden herbs, taste better than dried.

At 14 February 2015 at 22:43 , Blogger Janice said...

Thanks Stuart, very comforting

At 14 February 2015 at 22:43 , Blogger Janice said...

Glad you like it, always good to hear of another lentil fan.

At 14 February 2015 at 22:43 , Blogger Janice said...


At 14 February 2015 at 22:44 , Blogger Janice said...

That's exactly what I do with it Amanda. It makes a great lunch.

At 14 February 2015 at 22:44 , Blogger Janice said...

I love to eat soup all year round, but especially in winter.

At 14 February 2015 at 22:45 , Blogger Janice said...

I usually use red lentils, Manjiri but it's nice to have a change with the green lentils too. Glad you like the Stock pots.


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