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Easy healthy Lentil soup

This warming veggie lentil soup is packed full of goodness – perfect for keeping you warm on chilly evenings! Learn how to make vegetable and red lentil soup with this easy recipe. Simply serve with crusty bread for hearty winter meal.



  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 6 carrots, chopped
  • 1 medium to large turnip (also called swede)
  • 285 g / 1.5 cups red lentils (uncooked weight)
  • 1.7 litres / 3 pints / 6 cups vegetable stock (4 stock cubes)
  • salt and pepper


  1. In a large pot, saute the onion, garlic and leeks in olive oil for a few minutes until softened.
  2. Add the carrots and cook for another few minutes.
  3. Add the turnip and well-rinsed red lentils and stir well.
  4. Add the stock, stir and cook for 30 minutes on a medium heat until the vegetables and lentils are soft.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve and enjoy!


  • You don’t need to blend this soup as the lentils thicken it and make it creamy.
  • If you do prefer a smooth soup, you may find it is quite thick after you blend it. You can add some extra stock or hot water to thin it down a bit.

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