Chunky Lentil and Vegetable Stoup | Chunky Vegan Soup Recipe | Vegetarian | Susty Meals | Sarah Irving

Chunky Lentil and Vegetable Stoup

There are some days when there are some veg left in the basket despite my best efforts, so having something like this vegan chunky lentil and vegetable stoup recipe is the perfect way to concoct them into something delicious and filling.

You might very well be wondering what ‘stoup’ is and I wouldn’t blame you either. ‘Stoup’ is a cross between stew and soup – a kind of thicker soup or a stew with juice if that kind of makes any sense at all! When you make it, you’ll know what I mean!

Chunky Lentil and Vegetable Stoup | Chunky Vegan Soup Recipe | Vegetarian | Susty Meals | Sarah Irving

I find that there is something quite comforting about a big bowl of lentil soup – it always has been a favourite of mine – as it is chunky, filling and also has texture to it too.  This stoup is both chunky and protein packed – perfect post 5 fast mile walk in the cold kind of dinner.

Chunky Lentil and Vegetable Stoup | Chunky Vegan Soup Recipe | Vegetarian | Susty Meals | Sarah Irving

We also had way too many savoury scones and veggie scotch eggs over the weekend, so rather than the standard bread to accompany the soup, I made the halloumi spinach wraps that were planned in for our lunch.  I’m glad I did too, they worked really well and were a nice change from chunky bread.  (don’t worry, the chunky bread will be back this Monday as the local market is on Saturday so we’ll be grabbing an artisan bread then) *drools at the thought of it!*

Chunky Lentil and Vegetable Stoup | Chunky Vegan Soup Recipe | Vegetarian | Susty Meals | Sarah Irving

This is one of those easy recipes where you stand over the hob for a short amount of time and then the rest is letting it do its thing while you relax.  I do love a good relaxing meal, don’t you?  This would also work well in a slow cooker if you’re planning a hard day hiking and want something good to come home to – with some chunky bread!  And what’s better is that you can use the veg you have left over coupled with stock from your cupboard.

Ingredients:

2 medium onions, diced

3 medium carrots, diced

3 stalks of celery, diced

2 tbsp olive oil

4 cloves of garlic, minced

2 cups of green or brown lentils

1 cup of lentilles verde (you can always just add another cup of green or brown lentils or substitute with red lentils)

1 tbsp cumin seeds

2 pints of vegetable stock

2 bay leaves

1.5 tbsp dried thyme

Chunky Lentil and Vegetable Stoup | Chunky Vegan Soup Recipe | Vegetarian | Susty Meals | Sarah Irving

Method:

  1. In a large pan or stock pot heat the oil over a medium heat
  2. Add the onion, carrots and celery and cook until soft and golden
  3. Add the cumin and garlic to the pot and stir through, cooking for about a minute until fragrant
  4. Chuck in the lentils and stir until they are all covered with oil
  5. Pop the bay leaves and thyme to the pot along with the stock and stir to combine
  6. Bring to the boil
  7. Reduce to a simmer, cover and leave for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure nothing is sticking
  8. Remember to remove the bay leaves before serving!
  9. Serve scattered with sliced spring onions, bread or the wrap below

Optional: for the wraps, finely slice some halloumi and fry in a hot dry frying pan until golden, smear some garlic sauce over the tortilla, place on a handful of fresh spinach followed by the golden halloumi and roll up like a burrito (ends folded in), cut in half and serve.

Chunky Lentil and Vegetable Stoup | Chunky Vegan Soup Recipe | Vegetarian | Susty Meals | Sarah Irving

If you’ve been poorly (I ave only just got over my three week cold!) or are at the moment, you body will seriously thank you for making and feeding it this chunky lentil and vegetable stoup.  Forget the traditions of chicken soup making you better, this is where it is at these days!  Who could resist holding onto a warming bowl of deliciously fragrant chunky soup, wrapped up on the sofa with a feel good film on.

I don’t know about you, but autumn and winter are just the perfect time for eating food out of bowls, be t soup, stews or whatever!  You probably know love eating from bowls!!

I am definitely looking forward to bowl food this season as well as hiking in the cold and coming home to warm food and warm kitties!

Sarah sig

Are you a fan of bowl food?  What is your favourite bowl meal?

Let me know in the comments below 🙂

Chunky Lentil and Vegetable Stoup | Chunky Vegan Soup Recipe | Vegetarian | Susty Meals | Sarah Irving

Chunky Lentil and Vegetable Stoup
Recipe Type: Soup
Author: Sarah Irving | Susty Meals
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Serves: 4-6
Hearty, easy and tasty this stoup is made with bits and bobs of left over veggies and the rest is from the store cupboard making it a perfect cupboard clearing meal.
Ingredients
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 3 medium carrots, diced
  • 3 stalks of celery, diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups of green or brown lentils
  • 1 cup of lentilles verde (you can always just add another cup of green or brown lentils or substitute with red lentils)
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 2 pints of vegetable stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1.5 tbsp dried thyme
Instructions
  1. In a large pan or stock pot heat the oil over a medium heat
  2. Add the onion, carrots and celery and cook until soft and golden
  3. Add the cumin and garlic to the pot and stir through, cooking for about a minute until fragrant
  4. Chuck in the lentils and stir until they are all covered with oil
  5. Pop the bay leaves and thyme to the pot along with the stock and stir to combine
  6. Bring to the boil
  7. Reduce to a simmer, cover and leave for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure nothing is sticking
  8. Optional:
  9. for the wraps, finely slice some halloumi and fry in a hot dry frying pan until golden, smear some garlic sauce over the tortilla, place on a handful of fresh spinach followed by the golden halloumi and roll up like a burrito (ends folded in), cut in half and serve.

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