I recently made this carrot and lentil soup as part of a cooking course I was running. The recipe has been adapted from a recipe I found on the First Steps Nutrition Trust website. Most of the participants had never cooked with lentils, let alone eaten them. Lentils are such a great source of protein, fibre, iron and vitamins, I just had to share the recipe with you, so you too can make this delicious dish. All the participants loved it, and are hopefully sold on lentils now!
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 350g carrot (about 3 large carrots), chopped
- 160g dried lentils
1000ml (1 litre) boiling water
- 1 teaspoon of bouillon (you can buy low salt versions too)
Black pepper to season
Place the onion and garlic into a large saucepan, and sauté with a little olive oil for 5 minutes
- Add the lentils, carrot, boiling water and bouillon, bring to boil, and leave to simmer with a lid on, for approx. 30 minutes
- Blend with a hand blender until smooth / small lumps – whatever your preference
This meal will serve 4 adults
Cost per serving
I bought all the ingredients this soup for 80p – That’s only 20p per serving – a massive saving off ready-made soups you can buy in the supermarket, and so much tastier. Lentils are so much cheaper than meat, and nutritious too!