Cream of Vegetable Soup


CREAM OF VEGETABLE SOUP

This is a gorgeous soup, using up whatever I had in the fridge and boy did it all work together. Thick and very filling. But be warned, you'll need a big saucepan.

8 Large Portions, 250 calories, 33g carbs, 6 g fat, 9g fibre, 10g protein


2 onions

5 cloves garlic minced

1 thumb ginger minced

1 inch turmeric grated

4 celery sticks

4 large carrots

3 parsnips

½ cauliflower

½ broccoli

1.5 litres water & 2 stock cubes

or 500ml Carols Stockmarket Stock plus 1 litre water

200g red lentils

2 bay leaves

handful parsley

125ml single cream

Method

Chop onion, garlic, celery and carrot (I blitz in the processor) and saute in olive oil for a few minutes. Add in everything else.

Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer on very low for about 45 mintues or until lentils and veg are soft.

Blitz using hand emersion whisk or whatever blitzer you use. Add in the cream.

Notes

Soup is very thick and very filling. Carols Stockmarket Broth or Stocks make a real flavour difference to this soup

Optional

Add a large chicken breast chopped with the vegetables for extra protein. Or add a cooked chicken breast shredded after cooking.

272 calories, 6.5g fat, 33g carb, 9.3g fibre, 15g protein

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