Lentil soup served in bowls

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr

Easy

Serves 4

Enjoy this filling veggie soup with red lentils, carrots and leeks. It's low in calories and fat and delivers three of your 5-a-day 

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal219
  • fat3g
  • saturates0.3g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre9g
  • protein12g
  • salt1.39g
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Ingredients

  • 2l veg or ham stock
  • 150g red lentils
    Lentils

    Lentils

    len-til

    The lentil plant (Lens Culinaris) originates from Asia and North Africa and is one of our oldest…

  • 6 carrots, finely chopped
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 2 medium leeks, sliced (300g)
    Leeks

    Leek

    lee-k

    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • small handful chopped parsley, to serve
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

Method

  1. Heat the stock in a large pan and add the lentils. Bring back to the boil and allow the lentils to soften for a few mins. 

  2. Add the carrots and leeks to the lentils and season (don't add salt if you use ham stock as it will make it too salty). Bring to the boil, the reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 45-60 mins until the lentils have broken down. Scatter over the parsley and serve with buttered bread, if you like. 

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