Lentil, Pasta & Vegetable Soup
photo by A Good Thing
- Ready In:
- Heat oil in a large saucepan and gently fry the prepared onion, garlic, carrot and celery, stirring gently, for 5 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften.
- Add the lentils, stock and boiling water. Season with salt and pepper to taste, stir and bring back to the boil.
- Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes until the lentils are completely tender.
- Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, bring another saucepan of water to the boil and cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet. Drain well and set aside.
- Place the soup in a blender and process until smooth. Return to a saucepan and add the pasta.
- Bring back to a simmer and heat for 2-3 minutes until piping hot. Remove from the heat and stir in the yogurt. Season if necessary.
- Serve sprinkled with chopped parsley. We also add a sprinkle of brewers yeast.
- Tip: Avoid boiling the soup once the yogurt has been added. Otherwise, it will separate and become watery, spoiling the appearance of the soup.
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This soup was so tasty that I had it for lunch and dinner the next day. I did not have any plain yogurt, so I used sour cream instead and it was just great. I tempered the sour cream in 2 cups of cooled and pureed soup before adding to the soup pot. The pasta (small penne) gave the soup a bit of body, tasted great. Thank you for posting this great soup recipe. "Uncle Bill"
What a great blending of flavors and healthy to boot! I skipped all oil and simply cooked the veggies and lentils in the the veggie stock. I'm just noticing now as I type this review that I forgot to add the yogurt! Well, it was yummy without it. It's ideal for Fall with it pretty orange color and hearty thickness. I went basic today and used plain elbow mac for the pasta. This was so good that with a change to a fancier small pasta I'd happily serve this to guests. Made for Photo Tag, Halloween.