lovely lentils

mmmm… i don’t care that this is a recipe aimed at 6-9 month olds, DD & I *love* it

I make double the amount shown in AK’s recipe as then I can freeze half for another day.


250g leeks, (about 4 small ones) finely sliced
60g (2 sticks) celery, chopped
30g (1) red pepper, cored, de-seeded and chopped
120g red lentils
200g (2 medium) carrot, peeled and chopped
500g (3 medium) sweet potato, peeled and chopped
1 bay leaf
15 fl oz vegetable stock or water


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan and saute the leeks for 2 to 3 minutes. 
  2. Add the celery, red pepper and carrot and saute for 5 minutes. 
  3. Add the lentils, saute for one minute, then add the sweet potato and bay leaf and pour over the stock. 
  4. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the vegetables and lentils are tender. 
  5. Remove the bay leaf and blend to a puree if necessary (I don’t)

I was short of time making this today so started the lentils off straight away in some stock & added them to the rest of the veg once I’d prepared them.


Vegetarian. One husband, Two cats, Three kids.

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One comment on “lovely lentils
  1. […] with her GPs today, but DD2 was at home with me as she had a Drs appointment.  For lunch we had Lovely Lentils, and for tea we had spaghetti shapes and hummus sandwiches, not very exciting, but tea on tuesday […]

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