Tthis is a soup that my gran and mum used to make and through years of watching my mum make it i now make it myself and its a great soup thats healthy
and filling and great for winter.
red split lentils
1/2 a turnip
ham stock cube/and or pack of smoked bacon
first add your lentils to a pot of boiling water, if u like your soup thin and watery then a quarter of the pack, if you like the soup thick like me
then a half pack will do.
now this can be done 2 ways...if you like soup chunky then chop your carrots and turnip, i like my soup without chunks so i grate my carrots and
*note* turnip isnt vital to the soup u dont have to add it plus the soup will turn quicker with it, if u intend on eating the soup over 2 days then
dont add the turnip.
slice your leek up the centre and rinse under the tap and slice
once the lentils have boiled *they wont be red but will be a light brown/yellowy colour* add your carrots turnip and leek and turn ring down to a
simmer, leave for 20 mins
20 minutes later" add your stock cube ham or chicken suits this soup or u can add a pkt of smoked bacon, cut off the fat and cut into bite size peices
and add to the soup,
allow this to simmer until the vegatables are soft and the leek has almost dissapeared
add salt to taste and some parsley(optional)
this soup is tasty with french bread add a little butter on the bread and dip, the soup also always tastes better on the second day....not only is
this soup extremely cheap to make its delicious and very nutritous and loaded with fibre.
hope you enjoy
*if you are making a chicken based soup ie using chicken stock then u can add some chicken as well *
edit on 12-12-2010 by NWOnoworldorder
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