Homemade lentil soup for this weeks lunches. Easy to make, much tastier with less nasties than prepacked.
- Ham Hough/hock
- 3 potatoes
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 1 leek
- 4 carrots
- 3 vegetable stock cubes
- 250g of lentils
- 6 litres of water
Peel, roughly chop the veg and pop everything in to a big soup pot (3 hours on medium heat) or slow cooker (6 hours). You can also pop it in to a pressure cooker like I did for 35 minutes on high and then naturally release the pressure for 20 minutes! Blitz with a hand blender if you like smooth soup. Salt and pepper to taste.
Feel free to add any other veg you like.
Soup with a warm crusty roll = 31p per portion
Soup without a roll = 24p per portion
Soup delivered from a takeaway (used Uber eats to check pricing) = £4 per portion
Covent Garden soup from supermarket = 80p per potion
making your own soup vs buying it can save between £150 (supermarket) and £1300 (takeaway) a year!!