The Ultimate Winter Warmer: Lentil Soup


Greetings awesome beings! It’s finally winter! And if you’re in a place like I am, it’s going to be winter for a while! I must admit, I love the winter! Yes, it’s cold but it’s fresh, outside is peaceful and calm and snow is so incredibly beautiful! Winter also gives us a whole bunch of winter veggies to play with! Recently I’ve been craving lentil soup. Having never made one, I came up with this really simple dish that’s delicious, nutritious, inexpensive to create and it tastes divine too!

Prep time: 15 minutes

Lentil soup beginning to end

Cooking time: 40 minutes

3 cloves of garlic

1tbsp of olive oil

1 onion diced

1tsp fresh ginger, chopped

1 cup of lentils

2 cups of peeled and thickly sliced carrots

2 cups of thickly sliced celery

1 large potato, cut into thick-ish cubes

1 pint or half a litre of vegetable stock

Making the soup:

To start heat the olive oil in a pot and add the onions, ginger and garlic. Cook until the onions begin to turn clear. Add the lentils (pre washed) and stir for a few minutes. Add the vegetables and then the stock and some salt to taste. I like to add enough stock to cover the veg and leave it to cook and add later if I want a thinner consistency. Bring the soup to the boil and then allow to simmer for 30 minutes or so, checking periodically. Remove from heat once the lentils are soft and the vegetables are cooked (30 to 40 minutes).

This is a very simple recipe and it’s one that you can add to with your favourite vegetables or herbs.

Enjoy! 

Sending out warmth, love and light! 

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