Leek and Lentil Soup


DSCN1115Organic Leek from my garden

At the moment I have lots of lovely leeks growing in my vegetable patch and I am enjoying one of my favourite soups which is Leek and Lentil. ┬áIt’s very easy and quick to make and extremely tasty. Hope you enjoy it!


  • 2 medium to large leeks
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • 1 cup of red lentils
  • a large handful of parsley
  • 2 tblsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Wash and trim leeks, saving as much of the green stalks as possible and slice thinly
  2. Wash and slice celery stick
  3. Rinse lentils in a sieve until water runs clear
  4. Heat olive oil and add sliced leeks and celery
  5. Turn heat down low, stir, cover the pot and leave to sweat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally
  6. Add lentils and about 6 cups of water
  7. Turn up heat until soup comes to boiling point then reduce heat to low and simmer for about 30 minutes until cooked
  8. Allow soup to cool than blend until smooth
  9. Season to taste and add chopped parsley


“But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy.” – Plutarch