Winter warmer recipe ideas

Source: Winter vegetable & lentil soup recipe | BBC Good Food

Winter vegetable & lentil soup


  • 85g dried red lentils

  • 2 carrots, quartered lengthways then diced

  • 3 sticks celery, sliced

  • 2 small leeks, sliced

  • 2 tbsp tomato purée

  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves

  • 3 large garlic cloves, chopped

  • 1 tbsp vegetable bouillon powder

  • 1 heaped tsp ground coriander


  • STEP 1Tip all the ingredients into a large pan. Pour over 1½ litres boiling water, then stir well.

  • STEP 2Cover and leave to simmer for 30 mins until the vegetables and lentils are tender.

  • STEP 3Ladle into bowls and eat straightaway, or if you like a really thick texture, blitz a third of the soup with a hand blender or in a food processor.


  • Rustic bread

  • Irish soda bread

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