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Offline judydawn

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Lentil & Spinach soup
« on: March 10, 2010, 09:33:18 am »
Name of Recipe:Lentil & Spinach soup
Number of People: 6 serves
Ingredients:
230g onions, quartered
2 cloves garlic (use confit of garlic if you have it)
1/2 - 1 teaspn curry paste (any colour, I've used yellow & green. Quantity is up to you, use more if you like)
1 tblspn veg oil (I've also used confit of garlic oil)
200g potato, chopped roughly
190g red lentils
1litre water
1 tblspn veg stock concentrate
200g spinach, chopped roughly
1/4 cup coriander leaves or parsley if preferred
S & P to taste
Parmesan cheese for serving

Preparation:
Place onion and garlic in TM bowl and chop for 2 sec/speed 5.
Add curry paste and oil, cook 5 mins/varoma/speed 1/MC off.
Add potato and chop 3 sec/speed 6.
Add lentils, water, veg stock concentrate and cook 20 mins/100o/speed 1.
Add spinach and coriander or parsley.  Push down into the liquid with a spatula and cook 7 mins/100o/speed 1.
Add some ground pepper and check seasonings.  Add more salt, it usually needs it.
Blitz slowly from speed 2 to 6 for 5 - 13 seconds.  5 seconds leaves the soup with some texture,
Serve sprinkled with parmesan cheese.

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Tips/Hints:
Best made day beforehand for flavours to develop.


Members' comments
CP - Thanks for this recipe JD. I made it and it tastes perfect, and consistency is to my liking. Lots of good stuff in there. Fortunately we have heaps of spinach growing in the garden. I was wondering how on earth I was going to cram in 200g, but surprisingly it melts down quickly into the liquid. Yummo

Marilyn - I made this yesterday, and it was great.  I used a few more red lentils because I didn't want it to be too thin, and probably didn't need to as it was plenty thick enough.  I used a bit less spinach because I didn't have that much - 200g is a lot! - and I too was amazed at how it disappeared into the soup.  I used korma paste - about a heaped teaspoon.  Those were all the changes I think.  It was delicious.  Thanks judydawn!

Rara1 - Had some spinach to use up and googled spinach soup in thermomix and Judy's delicious soup came up. I used Tenina's yellow curry paste. Blitzed it for only 7 seconds. Thanks Judy for a lovely soup.



« Last Edit: December 08, 2015, 08:48:12 am by judydawn »
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Re: Lentil & Spinach soup
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2010, 11:37:14 am »
Sounds yum JD!  :-* :-*
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Re: Lentil & Spinach soup
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2010, 11:47:14 am »
I love red lentils in soup. Thanks Judy.
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Re: Lentil & Spinach soup
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2010, 06:51:02 am »
Thx JD - sounds good.  Wonder if you could leave it chunkier and just blitz the potato section and then cook then lentils whole for a chunkier result?
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Re: Lentil & Spinach soup
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2010, 07:11:21 am »
Soups are pretty flexible Thermomixer, anything goes really.  My DH loved this soup which surprised me. It has a taste that grows on you and is tastier than it looks. It thickens up a little more on the second day which is why I suggested making it the day before.
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Re: Lentil & Spinach soup
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2010, 07:11:24 am »
Thanks for this recipe JD. I just made it and it tastes perfect, and consistency is to my liking. Lots of good stuff in there. Fortunately we have heaps of spinach growing in the garden. I was wondering how on earth I was going to cram in 200g, but surprisingly it melts down quickly into the liquid. Yummo  ;D
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Re: Lentil & Spinach soup
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2010, 07:19:15 am »
I have another couple of bunches ready to pick CP63 and have my 2 recipes ready to go - just waiting for the a change in temperature when we feel like eating hot food again.  One is a spinach gratin which I have never tried before (from our daily paper) and the other is a potato/spinach pie with a pastry crust.  If successful, more spinach recipes to follow soon ;) ;)
Glad you liked the soup.  :-* :-*
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Re: Lentil & Spinach soup
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2010, 07:27:57 am »
Something to look forward to. Lucky my kids go crazy for spinach  :D
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Re: Lentil & Spinach soup
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2010, 07:59:25 am »
JD., looks good.  Roll on winter.

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Re: Lentil & Spinach soup
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2010, 12:16:10 am »
Sorry, just noticed I had the potatoes down twice - have removed one lot.  :P :P  Handwritten kitchen notes get very messy around here & are sometimes hard to decypher.
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Re: Lentil & Spinach soup
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2010, 05:58:28 am »
Thank you Judy. This was my question. I was going to make your soup yesterday, but changed my plan.
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Re: Lentil & Spinach soup
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2010, 02:58:02 pm »
I made this yesterday, and it was great.  I used a few more red lentils because I didn't want it to be too thin, and probably didn't need to as it was plenty thick enough.  I used a bit less spinach because I didn't have that much - 200g is a lot! - and I too was amazed at how it disappeared into the soup.  I used korma paste - about a heaped teaspoon.  Those were all the changes I think.  It was delicious.  Thanks judydawn!

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Re: Lentil & Spinach soup
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2010, 02:33:59 am »
Thanks Marilyn, glad you liked it.
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Re: Lentil & Spinach soup
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2011, 07:15:22 am »
Just bumping this soup as its very nice for winter  ;D
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Re: Lentil & Spinach soup
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2012, 06:19:06 am »
Had some spinach to use up and googled spinach soup in thermomix and Judy's delicious soup came up.

I used tenina's yellow curry paste.
Blitzed it for only 7 seconds.

Thanks Judy for a lovely soup.

Rara x