Thursday, 17 September 2009

Veg Soup with Red Lentils - Microwave Cooked

1. Selection of veggies

2. Veggies & lentils cooked & ready for liquidising

3. Soup liquidised and ready - All it needs is a knob of butter and some lovely bread!

(serves maybe 4 - 6)
1 carrot - peeled and chopped
1 potato - peeled and chopped
2 tomatoes - chopped
1 large spring onion (scallion) - peeled if nec, and chopped
1 leek - as above
1 stick of celery (large) - peel off stringy bits and chop
1 red pepper - chopped & deseeded
1 clove of garlic - peeled and crushed
2 bayleaves,
Olive or Rapeseed Oil
2 tablespoons of red lentils
Hot stock - veg. or chicken

This recipe is really easy............

To make in Micro:
Place all chopped veggies, bayleaves, oil sprinkled over and garlic - in a large Pyrex bowl, cover and zap for about 10 mins. Shake about halfway through :)

Add enough hot stock to just cover the vegetables plus 2 tbls. of red lentils and zap for 5 mins.

Add some more stock to well cover the veg. and zap for about 10 mins.

Remove from the Micro and leave to cool so the flavours infuse well.

Remove the bayleaves and liquidse, adding more stock to thin down.
Adjust the seasoning and serve with a nice knob of butter. :) !

If cooking conventionally, just sautee the veg in a good oil, add the stock and other ingredients, bring to the boil, and simmer till done. Liquidise as above.


Liz Watkin said...

Brilliant! I love microwave cooking and it seems to have gone out of fashion recently. I have added your blog to the blogroll on mine! (
Can't wait for the next recipe.

BeadBag said...

Hi Liz - I really also see my microwave as a kitchen tool, and in fact cook lots of my soups in it. It's speedy, clean and - saves on the washing up!