Budget chicken soup with red lentils

    50 min

    This is a really cheap easy to make soup that has a lovely wholesome comforting taste and can be knocked up in a few minutes. Simple ingredients, healthy and nutritious. It tastes like chicken soup without the chicken. If you want chuck in some left over bits of chicken or turkey.


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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 medium onion, minced
    • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 medium carrots, sliced
    • 1 medium potato, cubed
    • 2 generous handfuls (400g) red lentils
    • 2 chicken stock cubes
    • 900ml (1 1/2 pt) boiling water
    • salt and pepper

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Fry the onion in oil for 5 minutes in a large saucepan or stock pot. Add all other ingredients and then pour over the boiling water and bring to the boil. Simmer until the lentils are very soft, approximately 40 minutes.
    2. If the mixture is too thick simply add more water. Season to taste (go easy on the salt as the stock cubes have a lot of salt). Either leave as a chunky soup or hand blend it for a smoother finish.


    Serve with chunky crusty bread.

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    Gorgeous and easy to make!!!!!!  -  31 Jan 2014