Healthy living

Vegie lentil soup

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 35 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 potato, diced
  • 1 parsnip, peeled and diced
  • 1 stick celery, diced
  • 125g red lentils
  • 6 cups chicken stock or water
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 or 3 sprigs parsley, chopped

Method

1. Saute onion and garlic in a large pot with a little water until onion is translucent. 

2. Add carrot, potato, parsnip and celery and cook for a further 5 minutes. 

3. Stir in lentils, stock and tomato paste. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

4. When lentils and vegetables are just cooked, add parsley.

Hint

One teaspoon of dried herbs may be substituted for fresh herbs.


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