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    lentil soup 2

    Lentil soup

    What a great way to warm up on a freezing day with this hearty lentil soup.  This can be served as an entree or a main. This soup is also perfect for vegetarians.

    Serves: Approx 8
    Prep time: 10 minutes
    Cooking time: Approx 30 minutes

    Ingredients:

    1 1/2 cups of green lentils
    1 bunch of chopped spring onion
    1 bunch of chopped parsley
    4 chopped carrots, peeled
    400g of pumpkin chopped into cubes
    3 potatoes chopped
    4 celery stalks chopped
    200g of chopped sweet potato

    Method:
    – Place green lentils into a large saucepan with water covering lentils and boil
    – While water is boiling, chop vegetables
    – As soon as water boiled, strain lentils
    – Return lentils into saucepan
    – Add all chopped vegetables
    – Fill saucepan with water, 2cm from top
    – Add 2 tsp of salt and 1 tbs of olive oil
    – Place saucepan on high heat and bring to boil
    – When soup begins to boil, reduce to low heat, place lid half on saucepan and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until all vegetables are soft
    – Once vegetables are soft, mash with a potato masher and then serve

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