Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

The lentil soup my father used to make! Perfect to freeze and reheat - the perfect student food!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fill a large pot with two liters of water and bring it to the boil. Add some salt if you wish (though you don't really need to).
  2. Peel the carrots and cut them into a small dice (no need to be too specific about size).
  3. Boil half of the carrots in the water. Whilst they are boiling, dice the potatos and onion.
  4. When the carrots are soft, mash them lightly.
  5. Add the vegetable stock and add the remaining carrots, potatos, and onion. Add the lentils now, too.
  6. Bring to the boil again and cook slowly until the vegetables are soft, and the lentils have thickened the soup.
  7. Enjoy with a hunk of chunky bread.


Most Helpful

What a fantastic recipe, so simple to make and yet so full of flavour. I did the soup in a slightly different way. I used only the two litres of stock in which I cooked the carrots and then added the rest of the ingredients. Would be great served with bread and butter/olive oil.

jolenecaruana July 25, 2014

Your soup is so yummy! It is quick and easy to make and so full of flavour! The lentils add a hearty touch to the soup and make it thick and filling! I made half the recipe and it served my sis and me perfectly for a generous lunch as a main. Mmmm! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing this wonderful recipe with us! I will surely make it again! Made and reviewed for Everyday Is A Holiday Tag Game Decembre 09 as a special tag.

Lalaloula December 19, 2009

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