As the weather turns ever so slightly cooler in Australia, thoughts turn to soup. Let it be known I can eat soup all year round but nothing tastes as satisfying slurping on a big bowl of steaming hot vegetable goodness soup on a cold and wintry day.
My mum often makes broccoli soup but I thought I would use broccolini as the star ingredient as I find it slightly sweeter therefore allowing the nutty flavour of the lentils to filter through.
It’s a detox in a bowl.
Lentil and Broccolini Soup can be thought of as a detox in a bowl.
Preparation Time: 10-mins
Cooking Time: 15-mins
Makes: 4 as an entrée
Ingredients 1 Bunch Broccolini
100g Baby Spinach
½ Sweet Potato
1 Cup of Green Lentils
1 Tablespoon Turmeric
½ Teaspoon Chilli
Sea Salt and Black Pepper to taste
In a large saucepan combine all the soup ingredients and bring to a boil.
Combine all the soup ingredients into a saucepan.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Add approximately 2 litres of water to the soup ingredients, more if you prefer a thinner soup.
Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before putting into a food processor.
Puree the soup. I love my soups thick however, if you want a thinner soup add a little more water.
Serve hot or warm as required.
The soup can be served steaming hot during winter or tastes just as delicious served slightly warm in the warmer months.