Homemade Vegetable Soup

Serves 4
Prep Time 15 min
Cooking Time 40 min
Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp/25g 1 oz unsalted butter
  • 1 lb/450g carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium onion, skinned and sliced
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 oz/50g lentils
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3/8 cup/40g sieved plain flour
  • 450 ml/ 3/4 pint milk

Method

  • Melt the butter and saute the carrots, onion, potatoes until softened.
  • Add 450 ml/3/4 pint water, lentils, salt, pepper and bay leaf
  • Simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Mix the flour with a little of the milk and gradually blend in the rest.
  • Stir well into the soup until it thickens.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes
  • Pour into a serving dish, garnish with parsley and sprinkle with croutons.
  • Serve immediately.

Garnish

  • Croutons

Equipment

  • 1 large saucepan

Shopping List

  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Lentils
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