Monday, 29 October 2012

Winter Warmers #1: Butternut Squash, Turnip and Lentil Soup

In the first of the 'Winter Warmers' series is the recipe for Butternut Squash, Turnip and Lentil Soup.

Firstly, I LOVE a good bit of Butternut Squash, I know no bounds in the use of this particular vegetable and in a soup it is near divine; not only is this super-veg packed with Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Calcium but in a soup it helps to create the illusion that you have actually made a soup full of cream.

I choose Turnip as opposed to Suede mainly as it has a slightly milder flavour which I feel compliments that of the Butternut Squash far better.

Ingredients (Serves 4)
150g Lentils
350g Butternut Squash
1 Turnip
1 Onion
2 Carrots
1 Litre Vegetable Stock
1 tbsp Paprika
Salt and Pepper to taste

Boil all ingredients together and reduce down as desired for 15 minutes.  Using an electric hand blender, blend all ingredients together to form a smooth soup.

Calories per serving: 123

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