Apple carrot and lentil soup

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Carrot and lentil soup, cooked with sweet potatoes and apples to make this tasty family dinner dish

This simple carrot and lentil soup is gently flavoured with sweet potato, apple and carrots. It can be enjoyed by everyone in the family, including babies over 8 months old.
 
Protein and fibre rich red split lentils go really well with the sweet potato and apple, and together they make a tasty and hearty soup.  Warm and comforting, this is the perfect winter dish.

 

Summary

Prep: 10 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Ages: Babies (8m+) to Teens
Difficulty: Easy peasy
Makes: 4 bowls

Carrot and lentil soup, cooked with sweet potatoes and apples to make this tasty family dinner dishHow long should I boil red lentils for?

Follow the instructions on your packet but most red split lentils need about 15-20 minutes of simmering in boiling water to cook through.

This recipe allows for 25 minutes to make sure all the ingredients are cooked and the flavours have combined nicely.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 1 apple, peeled and chopped
  • 150 grams dried red split lentils
  • 1½ litres of vegetable stock

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Saute the onion, carrots, sweet potato and apple for 5 minutes, or until soft.
  3. Stir in the red lentils, cover with vegetable stock and simmer for 25 minutes.
  4. Check that the lentils and vegetables are cooked through, then puree the soup in your food processor or with a handheld immersion blender.
  5. Serve and garnish with your chosen toppings. You could add a spoonful of yogurt, chopped coriander leaves or pumpkin seeds and enjoy with a slice of warm bread.

Apple carrot and lentil soup – our step by step guide:

 

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Carrot and lentil soup, cooked with sweet potatoes and apples to make this tasty family dinner dish
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Sautee your vegetables

In a large saucepan add your olive oil and set to a medium heat.

Add in your carrot, sweet potato, onion and apple pieces and stir.

Let them sweat for about 5 minutes.

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Carrot and lentil soup, cooked with sweet potatoes and apples to make this tasty family dinner dish
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Add in your red lentils and stock

Stir in your red lentils. Add your vegetable stock and bring the mixture to the boil.

Let it simmer for about 25 minutes or until the lentils are cooked through.

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Carrot and lentil soup, cooked with sweet potatoes and apples to make this tasty family dinner dish
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Blend into a smooth soup

Puree the mixture into a soup, either using a handheld immersion blender or in batches in your food processor.

Enjoy this delicious apple carrot and lentil soup!

 

Carrot and lentil soup, cooked with sweet potatoes and apples to make this tasty family dinner dish

 

Carrot and lentil soup, cooked with sweet potatoes and apples to make this tasty family dinner dish

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Apple carrot and lentil soup

Our simple carrot and lentil soup is gently flavoured with sweet potato, apple and carrots. It can be enjoyed by everyone in the family, including babies over 8 months old.
Course Main Course
Keyword carrot and lentil soup, lentil soup, lentil soup for babies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 bowls
Author Mas & Pas

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 sweet potato peeled and chopped
  • 1 apple peeled and chopped
  • 150 grams dried red split lentils
  • litres vegetable stock

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Saute the onion, carrots, sweet potato and apple for 5 minutes, or until soft.
  • Stir in the red lentils, cover with vegetable stock and simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Check that the lentils and vegetables are cooked through, then puree the soup in your food processor or with a handheld immersion blender.
  • Serve and garnish with your chosen toppings. You could add a spoonful of yogurt, chopped coriander leaves or pumpkin seeds and enjoy with a slice of warm bread.