Lentil and Vegetable Soup Recipe

Lentil and Vegetable Soup Recipe

Lentil and Vegetable Soup Recipe:

Learn how to make this delicious and amazing healthy lentil and vegetable soup. This lentil and vegetable soup recipe is easy to follow and you will be glad you tried it.

Lentil and vegetable soup is a hearty and nutritious meal, suitable for lunch or dinner or perhaps an evening snack. 

Health Benefits of Lentil and Vegetable Soup

This soup is not only delicious but also packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, making it a satisfying and healthy meal option.

It’s also versatile, as you can customize it with your favorite vegetables and spices to suit your taste preferences.

Rich in Protein: Lentils are an excellent plant-based source of protein, making them a valuable addition to vegetarian and vegan diets. Protein is essential for building and repairing tissues in the body, as well as supporting muscle health.

High in Fiber: Lentils are packed with dietary fiber, both soluble and insoluble. This fiber content aids in digestion, promotes bowel regularity, and helps to maintain a healthy gut microbiome. It also contributes to a feeling of fullness, which can aid in weight management and appetite control.

Low in Fat: Lentils are naturally low in fat and contain no cholesterol, making them a heart-healthy food choice. Consuming foods low in saturated and trans fats can help reduce the risk of heart disease and improve overall cardiovascular health.

Rich in Essential Nutrients: Lentils are a good source of essential nutrients such as folate, iron, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. These nutrients play various roles in the body, including supporting immune function, promoting red blood cell production, regulating blood pressure, and maintaining bone health.

Blood Sugar Regulation: The high fiber and complex carbohydrates found in lentils can help stabilize blood sugar levels by slowing down the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream. This can be particularly beneficial for individuals with diabetes or those at risk of developing the condition.


Serves:
8 people

 


Great For:
lunch OR dinner

 


Cooking Time:
30 minutes

 

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

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Ingredients for Sauce

  • potatoes x 2 (200g)
  • lentils 400g
  • onions x 2
  • carrots x 2 (200g)
  • brocolli x 1/2 (200g)
  • parsnips x 2 (120g)
  • spinach

Ingredients for Meatballs

  • salt x 1 pinch
  • black pepper x 1 pinch
  • cayenne pepper x 1/2 tsp
  • mixed herbs x 3 tsp
  • vegetable stock cube x 1
  • water x 1 & half litres

Lentil and Vegetable Soup -Method – Instructions

Cooking your delicious and healthy soup recipe

Cut your potatoes into cubes.

Peel and dice your onion.

Chop your peeled carrot into cubes.

The parsnip you also chop into cubes.

Pull off some brocolli and cut them into smaller chunks.

Into a large pot of boiling water you put in your potatoes, carrots, brocolli, parsnips and seasoning (cayenne pepper, mixed herbs, salt and pepper).

Rinse the lentils in a seive under the tap.

Add the lentils into the pot with all the other ingredients.

Bring to the boil and then add your vegetable stock cube.

Place the lid on the pot and turn heat to a low to medium heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring it occassionaly.

The lentils would have swelled and the soup would have got thicker.

Once the vegetable are cooked the lentil and vegetable soup is ready.

For a smoother soup, you can use a hand blender to liquidise it to your liking.

An option would be to serve with a pour of fresh cream.

Serve and enjoy.

Happy Cooking

Sharon

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How To Make Minestrone Soup

How To Make Minestrone Soup

How To Make Minestrone Soup:

Minestrone Soup is a popular soup, traditionally an Italian recipe.

It is full of delicious flavour and full of healthy nutrients.

Because minestrone soup is slow releasing it keeps you full for longer.

It is a wonderful meal to enjoy during the day as a lunch, or serve with some Melba toast or homemade bread for an evening dinner.

As it can be adapted with whatever seasonal vegetable you have in the fridge, it is a very easy and versatile soup to make. Any vegetable of your choice can be added.

For a spicy flavour be liberal with the chili flakes and add some cayenne pepper. You can use fresh or dried pasta. Try out our recipe for homemade bread.  

We have a lovely selection of soups for you to try.


Serves:
4 adults

 


Great For:
lunch OR dinner

 


Cooking Time:
1hour 40 mins

 

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

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Ingredients

  • 3-4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 4 Celery Ribs
  • ½ Leek
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • Salt & Pepper
  • ½ tsp Oregano
  • ½ tsp Tyme
  • Pinch Red Chilli Flakes
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Puree/Tomato Paste
  • ¼ Cauliflower
  • Handful Sugar Snap Peas
  • Handful Green Beans
  • Handful Mange Tout
  • Handful Kale
  • Handful Spinach
  • 1 Can of Chopped Tin Tomatoes
  • 1 Cup Dried Pasta – Elbow Shaped like Macaroni or Pasta Bowes or Orecchiette are the best
  •  1 Tin Cannelloni Beans OR Chickpeas
  • 3 Pints of Vegetable Stock

Minestrone Soup – Method & Instructions

Add 3 – 4 tbsp Olive Oil into a pot on a medium heat.

Once the olive oil has warmed – add the diced onion, carrot, celery, tomato puree and a pinch of salt.

Place a lid on the pot and cook on a medium heat for 7 – 10 minutes.

Add the seasonal vegetables of choice – in this recipe I have given examples of cauliflower, sugar snap peas, kale, green beans, and mange tout.

And add the garlic, oregano and thyme. Cook for a further 2 minutes.

Pour in the tin of chopped tomatoes and their juice.

Add all the vegetable stock. At this point add salt, chili flakes and black pepper.

Raise heat to medium-high and bring soup mixture to a boil and partially cover pot with a lid, leaving about a 1 inch gap for the steam to escape. Reduce heat so soup is cooking at a gentle simmer and cook for 10 minutes.

Rinse the cannelloni beans (or chickpeas and add to the soup and cook for a further 5 – 10 minutes.

Add the cooked pasta and spinach.

Stir and serve with fresh rolls, bread or Melba toast.

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