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Carrot Leek and Potato Soup
From: Libby - Perthshire Scotland

serves 4 easy to make and easy to change

  • 2 carrots
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 2 medium leeks
  • 1 large onion
  • 2-3 ounces lentils (depending on how thick you like your soup)
  • salt and pepper to taste or marigold veggie stock
  • A little oil to fry off the vegetables
  • some fresh corriander or parsley to garnish

Dice all of the vegetables into smallish pieces.

Put into a 4 pint saucepan and fry gently in a little oil for 3 or 4 minutes.

Add 3 pints of water and then stir in the lentils. Bring to the boil and then turn the heat down low and let simmer for 30 - 40 minutes.

When the lentils are cooked and the vegetables are a bit mushy add either the vegie stock or the salt and pepper to taste.

Serve garnished with chopped parsley or corriander.

For a smoother finish you can give the soup a quick whizz with a blender.

This is quick and easy and uses up the wizened vegetables at the bottom of the fridge.