Thick 'n' chunky, vegetable and lentil soup - a meal in itself!


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic crushed

  • 1 onion finely chopped

  • 1 x 410g crushed tomatoes with oregano and basil

  • 2 medium zucchini quartered and roughly diced

  • .5 red capsicum roughly diced

  • .5 green capsicum roughly diced

  • .5 head of broccoli, cut into small florets, whole stem peeled and finely diced

  • 1.5 cups brown lentils (soaked overnight) rinsed again b4 adding to soup

  • 1.5 cups green beans topped n tailed then chopped into 3cm pieces

  • 1.5 cups filtered water (can use chicken or vege stock)

  • 3 teaspoons coriander (see notes section)

  • 1.5 tablespoons Mediterranean herbs (see notes section)

  • .25 teaspoon ground cumin

  • .25 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 2-3 tablespoons

  • Good pinch sea salt

  • Pepper to taste

  • Greek yoghurt and parmesan to serve


  • 1.

    Drizzle extra virgin olive oil into a medium deep saucepan and warm over medium heat.

  • 2.

    Add garlic, onion, coriander, ground cumin.

  • 3.

    To the pan add the tomatoes, lentils, water or stock and cook for 10 mins.

  • 4.

    Add rest of veges and simmer over low heat for 35 mins (can be simmered over very low heat for an hour if desired).

  • 5.

    If soup is too thick add more water or stock as desired unless you prefer a very thick consistency.

  • 6.

    Season to taste with salt and pepper and add extra soy sauce if desired.

  • 7.

    Serve hot in deep bowls with a dollop of greek yoghurt and a couple of teaspoons of parmesan.


I used Braggs All Purpose Seasoning (Non Fermented Soy Sauce available from health food shops)
I also use Gourmet Garden herbs in a tube as often I don't have fresh herbs on hand when I need them. I used Gourmet Garden's Coriander, Garlic and Mediterranean herb blend.
Even better the next day as the flavours will develop.
Add or subtract any veges for whatever you have in the fridge.
This is a great recipe to prepare earlier in the day before the evening rush of baths and homework - makes for a quick cleanup too!
This would work well with chilli - add with the onion and herbs if desired.
Try adding red kidney beans or black eye peas.

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Posted by BornadogReport
seems to be some steps missing as well as details on ingredients eg it says 2-3 tablespoons an then blank?