Apple, parsnip and lentil soup

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Apple, parsnip and lentil soup
I've yet to meet a child who doesn't like this soup....even the most veggiephobic children seem to enjoy it.

50g red lentils

1 small onion

1 medium parsnip

1 small carrot

2 small eating apples

25g butter

1 tbsp oil

1 rounded tsp curry powder

500ml vegetable stock

1/2 tsp salt

A good grind of black pepper

To garnish:

6 tsp cream and chopped chives

Peel and chop, onion, carrot and parsnip roughly. Wash, quarter, core and chop apples. Heat butter and oil together in frying pan, sweat onion for 4 minutes. Add rest of the ingredients and seasonings. Stir, cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes until the lentils are tender. Purée the soup using a hand blender until smooth.  Reheat soup in the rinsed saucepan, adding 200ml of stock. Add more seasoning.

Garnish with a swirl of cream and some chives. 

Serves
3-4

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
30 minutes

Main ingredients
Fruit, Vegetables, Lentils

Recipe Type
Soups, Starters, Dinner, Budget, Easy Recipes, Family Dinners, Quick Meals, One Pot, Vegetarian

Special Info
Nut free, Vegetarian

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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