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Puy Lentil Soup

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This one pot, vegan Puy lentil soup uses Mediterranean ingredients and flavours to give you a fresh yet hearty & delicious soup. It’s packed with healthy nutrition containing high amounts of iron, magnesium, potassium & vitamins A,B-6,C & K. These are all essential to maintain good energy levels. 

Puy lentil soup in a white bowl

This lentil soup can also be served as a wholesome starter feeding 8 people or as a main course to serve 5. Try serving with fresh bread. 

What are Puy Lentils?

Puy lentils are a variety of green lentils that is small in size. They are approximately a third in size of standard green lentils. They are grown in rich soil from the Le Puy en Velay area of France. This is said to give them their superior flavour. Another great thing about the Puy lentil is that they hold extremely well when cooking, making them a great choice for this recipe.

Health Benefits of Lentils

  • Lentils have many health benefits they are packed with dietary fibre, containing 31 grams of fibre for 100 grams of lentils (that is 124% percent of the recommend daily amount).
  • They contain vital nutritions like folate, iron, magnesium and potassium which are all essential for good health and energy levels. Lentils also contain zero cholesterol and next to no sugar.
puy lentil soup in a white bowl with a slice of toast

Can’t find Puy Lentils in the supermarket?

If you can’t find puy lentils and still want to try this recipe, don’t worry! The next best thing is to use any other type of good quality green lentils. I have tried and tested this recipe with multiple types of green lentils and the soup still comes out delicious. The only thing you may need to change is the cooking time & the amount of stock needed.

For your ‘normal’ green lentils which are slightly bigger add 500ml more of vegetable stock and simmer for approximately 10-15 minutes longer. 

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Puy lentil soup in a white bowl

Puy Lentil Soup

Jack Slobodian
This one pot, vegan Puy lentil soup uses Mediterranean ingredients and flavours to give you a fresh yet hearty & delicious soup.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Resting Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 5 people
Calories 537 kcal

Equipment

  • Large deep sauté pan or Large pot

Ingredients
 
 

  • 60 ml Extra virgin olive oil plus extra for drizzling
  • 1 Onion finely diced
  • 2 small Carrots finely diced
  • 2 Celery sticks finely diced
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 500 g Puy lentils rinsed thoroughly
  • 125 ml Dry white wine
  • 1.75 litres Vegetable stock warmed
  • 250 ml Passata
  • Flat parsley remove and finely chop the stalks
  • Sea salt

Instructions
 

  • In a large deep sauté pan over medium heat sauté onions, carrots and celery for 10 minutes, until softened. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Next add lentils and wine, stirring slowly until the wine has evaporated. Next add stock, passata, parsley stalks and a pinch of salt then simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally (adding more stock if necessary).
  • Once the lentils are tender and the soup is dense turn off the heat and leave to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Serve with a drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of parsley and toasted bread.

Notes

  • Puy lentils can be replaced for any other good quality green lentils
  • Passata can be swapped for 1 tbsp of tomato paste

Nutrition

Calories: 537kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 28gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 39mgPotassium: 340mgFiber: 33gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 3605IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 87mgIron: 9mg
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Recipe Rating




Vicky

Monday 16th of December 2019

I grew up on lentil soup with pasta and so this recipe really brings back a lot of fond childhood memories for me. It’s amazing to me how many people haven't had the pleasure of trying lentil soup. It's perfect for these cool evenings when you just need something to warm you up.

Jackslobodian

Friday 3rd of January 2020

Yes I agree! I did not start eating lentils until I started working in restaurants. Once I learnt how to cook them properly I was pleasantly surprised how delicious they can be. They are excellent in soups and also great additions to mains especially game birds like pigeon.

Jessica Formicola

Monday 16th of December 2019

I made this soup for dinner yesterday and it was incredible! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

Jackslobodian

Friday 3rd of January 2020

No problem! I am glad you enjoyed it :)

Lisa Huff

Monday 16th of December 2019

I definitely could go for a big bowl right now! Great looking winter comfort food!

Jackslobodian

Friday 3rd of January 2020

Yes super hearty! Very satisfying for this winter weather.

Marlynn | Urban Bliss Life

Monday 16th of December 2019

I love lentil soup and make it often, especially during this chilly winter season! This recipe using puy lentils looks so comforting and yummy!

Jackslobodian

Friday 3rd of January 2020

Thank you :)

Irina

Monday 16th of December 2019

We love lentils in any way that are cooked. Your recipe of puy lentil soup sounds so delicious that I am running to the kitchen NOW! Need to make it ASAP:)

Jackslobodian

Friday 3rd of January 2020

Haha! Please let me know how it is :P