Monday 18 November 2013

Farmers market soup ~Secret recipe club challenge-18th November 2013

This is my assignment with the Secret Recipe Club.The aim of the club is that you are allocated a blog from which you have to select a recipe and try it and blog about it. My assigned blog was teaandscones. I had lots of fun looking through the blog and finally settled on a soup recipe. I liked the sound of  Farmers market soup as it was the type of soup that you can make with any thing you have in your fridge and produce a hearty bowl of soup.The only changes I made were that I swapped a couple of the vegetables in the original recipe for what I had in my fridge.

Delicious and hearty veggie soup packed with protein.


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small white onion finely chopped
1 small red pepper finely diced
1 clove garlic finely chopped
2 small carrots peled and finely diced
1 small potato peeled and finely diced
1 zucchini finely diced
14 oz / 400 g precooked lentils
14 oz / 400 g chopped tomatoes
handful chopped baby spinach
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
500 ml water


1. Heat the oil in a pan when it is hot add the onions and the garlic and saute until onions are soft and translucent.
2. Add the carrots, pepper, zucchini, potato and the chopped tomatoes and saute for 3-4 minutes.
3. Add the water and the lentils and bring the soup to boil. Reduce the heat and simmer the soup for 10-15 minutes util all the vegetables are cooked.
4. Stir in the lentils and the chopped spinach and season with the salt, pepper and chilli flakes.
5. Remove soup from stove and serve in large bowls with bread and butter.


  1. With the weather flunctuating like it is, this soup is perfect! Love all the ingredients. Nice choice!

    Chris (

  2. WOW! Nayna, what a FABULOUS SRC pick and such a FABULOUS hearty soup too! I love it, and all of those seasonal veggies packed into it.....really lovely!
    Also lovely photos too!
    Karen XXXX

  3. Sounds like a perfect late fall/winter hearty soup!

  4. So hearty and comforting! Totally making this. By the way, I really enjoyed having your blog this month, the apple cinnamon muffins were delish!

  5. This looks so hearty and delish. A perfect fall dinner!

  6. Oh Yum! This is my kind of soup!! Can't wait to give it a try (:

  7. Thanks for sharing with us in SRC. Lovely soup, perfect for cool weather.

    Denise from Eat, Laugh, Love

  8. Looks delicious, and it has been perfect soup weather recently!

  9. Looks and sounds incredibly tasty! Glad to be part of SRC group C with you! (Perfect for these chilly evenings we have been having)

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  11. Ohhh I am going to make some soup this weekend - I have a poorly tummy and soup always makes me feel better - especially homemade!

  12. What a cozy idea for dinner tonight as our weather is windy & rainy now.

  13. This IS a good soup, isn't it. I make it often when the weather cools off. Glad you enjoyed it. Come back and visit any time.

  14. I made the soup and it was lovely!

  15. A fantastic soup in its own right , but also because of the ingredients one which would suit a frugal cook , using what might be left at the end of a week .

  16. Hearty, is the word that comes to mind.

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