I must admit – this soup is one of my favourite comfort soups because it is very cheap to make and such a quick dinner. With homegrown vegetables fresh from the garden and getting the kids to help it adds that perfect touch of “homemade” to any meal time, you can even batch cook it and freeze – making this soup the best recipe to serve as a lazy healthy dinner!
So let’s get started …
I love how simple this recipe is, we made it yesterday… well I say we, I watched my 10 year old daughter prepare and make it all from scratch herself with my direction.
- 1 large potato or a couple of medium sized
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup lentils soaked overnight
1 cup vegetable stock
2 sliced leeks
a pinch of salt and pepper
chopped fresh parsley (optional)
Peel, chop and boil the potatoes.
Whilst the potatoes are cooking add one cup of water to a pot with the bay leaf, lentils and vegetable stock. Slowly bring to the boil stirring often. Once soft, drain the liquid and set the potatoes aside.
Once the lentils have softened, turn down the heat and allow to simmer. Then add the cooked potato to the mix.
Wash and thinly chop the leeks and fry in another pan until golden in a little butter. Once golden add these to the potato lentil mix and keep on a low heat for a further 10 minutes.
Blitz up the mix using a handheld processor to the consistency your happy with, you can add a little more water if you want to thin out the soup, I personally like it a little thick.
Top with parsley to serve.
Ooooh and how about whipping up some nice freshly baked bread rolls? Fresh and hot straight out of the oven *licks lips*
It couldn’t be easier! And what a great way to get some good, healthy nutrition into the family. What’s your favourite comfort soup? Let me know in the comments below – I love a good soup!
nay nay x