Lentil Soup

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In our house we love a good bowl of homemade soup.  Nothing can beat it.
It is tasty, quick to make, cheap, and it lets me smuggle vegetables into the monsters without them noticing! What more could you ask for!

Todays soup was the classic Lentil.
I cannot stress how easy this soup is to make, what’s the bets most of you know this anyways, but just thought that I would remind you 😉
There are different variations, from using ribs, to ham hough, to lardons or just ham stock.
I have been known to muddle it up a bit, I do like to do that every now and again, and use Lamb stock cubes, and it was lovely!

Heres my Lentil soup recipe

(A little note before starting, I sometimes don’t measure much and just ‘chuck’ it in, but stick with me)

Lentils – about 1/4 of a small bag
1-2 carrots chopped
1-2 garlic cloves crushed
1 onion
1 pack lardons
Salt and Pepper
300ml Ham stock

In a pan, fry off lardons, onion and garlic, until onion is translucent and lardons, slightly browned.
Add in chopped carrots, (if not blending at the end the Pampered Chef Food Chopper is perfect for getting it super fine)
Add in stock and give a good stir.
Add in lentils, seasoning and leave to simmer for 20 mintues.
Once 20 minutes is up, give soup another good stir.
You can serve as is, or if you like smooth soups, blend it and serve.

Enjoy x

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