This is my mum’s recipe. It’s a great idea when everyone’s panic buying and you’re trying to survive on what you’ve got.
In a large saucepan, lightly fry a large onion (sliced).
Chuck in two or three carrots (sliced) and a large spud (sliced).
Just cover with water, add a vegetable Oxo and simmer until soft (15 mins)
Mash (or use a hand blender).
Chuck in half a cup of red lentils (or you can use brown or green lentils)
Add more water to preferred consistency. Simmer for at least 30 mins until lentils are soft. Don’t let the lentils burn on bottom of pan.
You can double this up, water it down, add ANY additional or substitute veg, add garlic with the onion, chuck in a can of beans… There are multiple variations. I literally use up any veg that I’ve got – sweet potatoes, parsnips, greens… It’s always good. Enjoy!
This is a great source of protein and makes a meal if you add bread.