Nourishing Green Vegetable Noodle Soup with Basil & Puy Lentils

0A5AA3AF-CA63-4E1E-A365-7FFDAF6282EFWe are in the middle of some arctic weather, with snow, hail, icy winds and below zero temperatures, so I thought I’d post a recipe for a nourishing soup to warm us up, rather than the frozen smoothie bowl I had planned!

This doesn’t look pretty, but it tastes great and is very filling, having plantbased noodles as well as lentils in it. It’s a good way to use up small amounts of green vegetables that you have left over. In my case, I also had some precooked puy lentils in the fridge from the previous 2 days’ meals as I had seriously over-bestimated how many lentils to cook!

Lentils are such a good source of complex carbohydrates which boost metabolism and can help to control weight. They contain a large amount of dietary fibre, which helps to control cholesterol and stabilise blood sugar. They provide protein, folate and magnesium, are heart healthy, and keep you fuller longer.

We all know we should eat our greens, and this is a good way to do just that. You can use any lentils, or mung beans.

Ingredients

(Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairyfree)

Amounts are very approximate.

Precooked Puy Lentils – reserve some of the cooking water

Coconut Oil

Half a head of Broccoli florets

Small amount of White Cabbage

 Handful of Celery Tops & Leaves

Fresh Basil

1 Leek

Stock cube + water, plus a cup of lentil cooking water

Some Organic Endamame Spaghetti* or other good quality plantbased thin noodles, broken up

Method

Chop and sweat veg and celery leaves in coconut oil with black pepper

Cover and simmer on low heat until just cooked

Add broken up Endamame spaghetti or any other thin noodles

When done, blend slightly with stick blender to thicken a little

Place a few spoonfuls of cooked lentils in the bottom of a warm soup bowl and cover with soup

1BE925F2-9489-46AF-9620-9262C9AFA287Serve with fresh basil leaves and warm bread or toast, or you might like to try Savoury Vegan Glutenfree ‘Cheese’ & Herb Scones

or Vegan Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Scone Recipes: 1 Sweet, 1 Savoury

*I got mine from Aldi UK

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Copyright: Chris McGowan

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17 thoughts on “Nourishing Green Vegetable Noodle Soup with Basil & Puy Lentils

  1. I have an incredibly horrid sore throat and this soup sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe! I’m going to give it a try. I’m a major fan of celery leaves for soups…most people have no clue to use the leaves of the stalks. 🙂

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    1. Oh I hope you feel better soon, that’s nasty. I just made some curried squash soup with celery and leaves, carrots, leek and a couple of small,leftover florets of cauliflower. I swaeted the veg with 1/2 Tsp each ginger, turmeric, cumin and curry powder. Ginger and turmeric are anti-inflammatory and always help me prevent and treat the first signs of a cold. You can heat up ginger and turmeric with any plant milk to make golden milk which helps too. And of course, the best way is to juice them, I have it juiced with carrot, apple, lemon and celerty every morning and I haven’t had a cold for 3 years. Feel better soon 😊💜

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