Lentil soup is a great vegetarian recipe for real vegetarian (who doesn’t consume fish, fowl, meat), as it is high in protein. Below is just a variation of it, Suitable for vegans

lentil soup



  • 1 lb. each of lentils and potatoes
  • 1 large Spanish onion
  • 1 medium-sized head of celery (or the outer pieces of a head of celery, saving the heart for table use)
  • 1 cupful of tinned tomatoes or 200g of fresh ones
  • 1 oz. of butter or oil (for vegan
  • Ground pepper and salt to taste.

Cooking Instruction

  1. Roughly chop up the onion, and fry it in the butter until beginning to go brown.
  2. Pick and wash the lentils (some lentils need to be soaked overnight in water)
  3. Set them over the fire with 2 quarts of water or vegetable stock, add the fried onion.
  4. Peel, wash them and cut up the potatoes. Wash and cut the celery into small pieces, and add all to the lentils.
  5. When they are nearly soft add all the tomatoes.
  6. Return the soup to the saucepan, add in pepper and salt, and more water if the soup is too thick.
  7. Serve with wine or whole grain brown bread.

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