Lentil Soup

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READY IN: 1hr 35mins
Recipe by Alison J.

As a child who hated veggies, my mother had to get creative. Here's one of my favourite soups, containing all of my least favourite veggies. For a vegetarian version, substitute vegetable cubes or stock for the ham stock.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make a stock by either simmering the ham bone in a covered pot for 30-40 min., or adding stock cubes to water and bringing to a simmer.
  2. Cook lentils in stock for 30 minutes.
  3. Cut vegetables into similar sized pieces (approx. 1" cubes). Add to stock and cook until tender.
  4. Add salt and pepper.
  5. Blend until smooth. (This step is actually optional - this was a broth soup with vegetable chunks in it original incarnation. My mother started blending it for me as a baby food, and when my dad told her he liked it better that way, she kept doing it. Good thing, because I would never have eaten it if I could see all the veggies!).

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