Gardening Magazine

Carrot and Lentil Soup

By Chooksandroots @chooksandroots

Another concoction using fridge leftovers – scrummy!

You’ll need:

Knob of butter
1/2 large onion
1 washed, chopped leeks
4 peeled, chopped carrots (medium size)
4 dessert spoons of dried red lentils (about 75g)
Vegetable stock cube
Salt and pepper to season

I use a soup maker, but a large pan does just the same job – you’ll just have to transfer to a blender after it’s cooked and cooled down a bit.

What to do:

Put the knob of butter in the soup maker on ‘Low’, add the onion and leek, stir and leave to sweat for a minute.

Add the carrots and lentils, and add enough stock to make 1400 ml.

Simmer for half an hour, then blend until smooth

Season with a little salt and pepper just before serving.

Optional extras

Give a bit of a chilli kick by adding half a chopped red chilli pepper at the same time as the onion and leek

Stir in a little cream or creme fraiche just before serving

Bon appetit!

Carrot and lentil soup

Carrot and lentil soup


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Lysimachia Punctata

    Lysimachia Punctata

    (02/07/2016, Kew Gardens, London)Position: Full sun to partial shadeFlowering period: Mid to late summerSoil: Moist, well drainedEventual Height: 90cmEventual... Read more

    By  Davis Landscape Architecture
    GARDENING, HOME
  • Continuing Care for the Tomatoes

    Continuing Care Tomatoes

    Having lost one of my big tomato plants to blight last week, I'm being even more assiduous in my care for the remainder now! I have largely managed to hold... Read more

    By  Mwillis
    GARDENING, HOME
  • Iford Manor: an Italianate Gem

    Iford Manor: Italianate

    There is something about saving the best until last, there is also something about not knowing that you were saving the best until last but it turns out that yo... Read more

    The 28 August 2016 by   Ozhene
    GARDENING, HOME
  • Harvest Monday - 22nd Aug 2016

    Harvest Monday 22nd 2016

    August is definitely my premier harvesting month!The tomatoes are rolling in now. Earlier in the year I thought I was going to lose the lot, what with compost... Read more

    The 22 August 2016 by   Mwillis
    GARDENING, HOME
  • Warts and All Tour – 2016

    Warts Tour 2016

    Having neglected the blog and the garden this year I have been beating myself about both.  However, I have a week leave from work and have deliberately made no... Read more

    The 28 August 2016 by   Patientgardener
    GARDENING, HOME
  • Pepperpot Nursery

    Pepperpot Nursery

    These days I am more than ever "anti" the big corporations and prefer to support smaller, independent - and especially local - businesses whenever possible. Read more

    By  Mwillis
    GARDENING, HOME
  • A Garden Tour: The Old Forge

    Garden Tour: Forge

    I don’t feature The Old Forge very often but not because it isn’t worthy: it’s simply that The Priory is the main star of my blog and a jealous one too. Read more

    By  David Marsden
    GARDENING, HOME

About the author


Chooksandroots 176 shares View profile
View Blog

The Author's profile is not complete. The Author's profile is not complete.

Author's Latest Articles

See more

Magazines