Monday, September 25, 2017

Lentil, Leek, and Potato Soup


Lentils, leeks, and potatoes are the key players in this tasty autumn soup
which is both naturally gluten free and vegan.

Vegan Lentil Soup


Although the warm weather is refusing to leave, it is the end of September, and it is officially fall!

With s few of the evenings feeling a tad nippy,  I've started to dream about soup!

girls sitting on a bench


I got out the old soup pot and am now starting to focus on making some seasonal homemade soups.


Pot of soup on the stove


Leeks and purple potatoes are seasonal at my organic CSA farm right now, so I knew I would have to create a recipe using them.


French green lentils in a bag

 I had a bag of tiny organic French green lentils in my pantry. Together with the leeks and purple potatoes, I had enough to make this simple, yet hardy beginning of fall soup.

bowl of uncooked green lentils


I like my soups on the chunky side and unblended, but feel free to blend this soup into a creamy mixture using an immersion blender or Vitamix.

bunch of sliced leeks and the knife


Actually I still have not attempted to use the Instant Pot that I purchased during the summer - despite that my friend Noreen is raving about hers. I need to spend the time and get through the learning curve. Noreen says the Instant Pot makes a wonderful soup.

Have you made soup in your Instant Pot? What other recipes are you making in your Instant Pot?

Author: Judee Algazi
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients: 

2 cups of  French green lentils, cleaned and picked over
1 cup of chopped leeks
2 medium potatoes, diced 
1 cup of carrots, diced or sliced
1 and 1/2 cups of diced zucchini 
2 sage leaves
8 cups water
3 cups vegetable broth
2 cloves garlic or 2 squares frozen garlic 


Directions: 

In a large soup pot add 8 cups of water and the 2 cups of cleaned lentils and sage.
Bring to a boil and then simmer for 20 minutes.
Remove the sage, and add the leeks, garlic, potatoes, zucchini , garlic, and carrots and the vegetable broth.Continue to cook until lentils and vegetables are soft- about another 40 minutes.

Serve with a squeeze of lemon or lime or top it with some Parmesan cheese.


bowl of lentil soup with carrots and potatoes

Will be shared on Beth Fish Reads- Weekend Cooking where anyone can share a food related post.

and also on Deb's Souper Sunday where anyone can share a soup, salad, or Sammie recipe

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26 comments:

  1. Just bought a couple of bags of French green lentils. I like to make stew with them. Your soup looks warming, comforting and very tasty.

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  2. wow. I've never made lentil stew. It sounds delicious- will scout your site for a recipe

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  3. What a lovely recipe for lentil, leek, and potato soup. Sounds so simple and satisfying. I'll pin it to my soup board. Visitng from NO RULES WEEKEND BLOG PARTY #254! where I posted Affirmations and the Law of Attraction. Enjoy today and be well. Nancy A.

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    1. Thank you Nancy for pinning my recipe. I appreciate your comment and visit. I'm into affirmations so I will be over to check them out.

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  4. Can't wait for the weather to cool off so I can start enjoying some soup! Thanks for sharing at The Blogger's Pit Stop! Roseann from www.thisautoimmunelife.com

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    1. I'm new to Blogger's Pit Stop but I am enjoying the links.. thanks for stopping by and commenting

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  5. Your "naturally vegan" is a very positive label to me -- I think fake meat and fake cheese are unappealing and often highly processed and less healthy than real meat or cheese. French green lentils are a great ingredient in both soup and salads.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes Mae,
      I agree with you and I am not one to use " gluten free" food as opposed to good old naturally gluten free vegetables and grains.

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  6. I love lentils and leeks and potatoes so this soup sounds perfect to me. I am feeling the fall soups right now even if the weather is still humid here too. ;-)
    Thanks for sharing with Souper Sundays this week.

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    1. Deb,
      Our weather has finally turned! it was 44 this morning high of 64 today! Soup weather is here!!!

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  7. Perfect for this changing weather. I too love all the ingredients. Yummmmm.

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    1. Beth,
      The combination of ingredients make a flavorful lentil soup!

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  8. It is that time of the year to enjoy your Lentil Leek and Potato Soup. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you for hosting such a great link up each week!

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  9. I love Lentils and this combination with the leeks and potatoes sounds fantastic. 'Tis the season (almost) for soups!

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    1. Soup weather was here and now it's hot again

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  10. Sounds very delicious and hearty! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you for hosting such a great link up

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  11. Making soups again is one of the things I love about the arrival of colder weather - those with lentils in are a real favourite of mine although as a family we prefer red lentils (despite actually living in the home of your French Green Lentils!!) so I may try this with them #WasteLessWednesday

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    1. We enjoy them both - red and brown- I actually have posted about 3 red lentil soups I would love to know your recipe

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  12. Leek and potato soup, with a few chopped pieces of carrot is one of our favourite soups. I never thought to add lentils, but I will now. Thanks Judee.

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    1. Phil,
      I hope you enjoy it..It will make it a meal!

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  14. Marilyn,
    Thanks for letting me know- nothing more excited than my recipe being featured. I'll be sure to stop by and thank you for hosting and giving us a place to share

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  15. I am such a lentil soup lover that I could eat this Lentil, Leek, and Potato Soup every day. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I'm pinning and sharing.

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  16. I just bought lentils today. I am anxious to eat them :)

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