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Red Split Lentil and Potato Soup Puree (7 m+)

Can we just talk for a minute about how summer is quickly coming to an end? I feel like here in New England we waited so long for our much anticipated summer days to start. And with a blink of an eye we’re less than a month away from the start of Fall. While I enjoy my summer cookouts, beach days, and just being able to be outdoors, fall has to be my favorite season. The weather is perfect (not a fan of humidity), the leaves are changing colors, pumpkin season, hay rides, apple picking, Halloween, and much more.

So this week I thought that I would share a puree recipe I made a lot for Emma last fall. I was very excited to introduce lentils to her. Lentils have many nutritional benefits that are essential to the development of babies. They’re a great source of Iron which babies need plenty of. Legumes are all extremely beneficial to our bodies but lentils just happen to be one of my personal favorites. So I really couldn’t wait for Emma to try them!

This is a recipe that I developed years ago for myself. I pretty much make it the same way except I don’t puree it and use more spices and herbs. It came in handy and perfect for introducing lentils to my baby. It’s also great because it makes a big batch so I would freeze it and have plenty for the whole week. Emma loved it too and she still eats it now when I make the original version for myself.

If you want to make this soup for yourself and/or older kids, or your whole family all you have to do is add a few more things. Instead of just 1 tsp turmeric use 1 tbsp. Add 1 tbsp dried oregano, 1 tbsp dried parsley, 1 tsp pink salt, 2 tsp pepper. You can also add 4-5 cloves of minced garlic when it starts to simmer. Garnish with fresh parsley. Perfect soup for a cozy fall evening the whole family can enjoy!

 

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Red Split Lentil and Potato Soup Puree (7 m+)

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16
Angelica Arias The Peachee Pear

Ingredients

  • 1 cup red split lentils 
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 russet potato
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1/2 cup diced white onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric (optional)
  • 3 cups homemade chicken stock or water

Instructions

  1. Dice all vegetables into small pieces.

  2. In a medium sauce pan heat up olive oil on medium and cook onion until translucent.

  3. Add carrots, celery & potato until they start to soften. 

  4. Add in rinsed lentils and cook for 2 minutes stirring all ingredients together. Add turmeric if using.

  5. Add chicken stock/ water and turn stove to high.

  6. Bring soup to a boil then turn heat to medium, cover and let simmer for about 10 minutes.

  7. Turn heat off and let soup cool down a bit. Transfer and blend to desired consistency.

  8. Divide into desired portions. Keep refrigerated up to 3 days and freeze the rest immediately.

Recipe Notes

*Use organic ingredients if possible.

**To make this soup for the whole family skip pureeing it and serve as is. Instead of just 1 tsp turmeric use 1 tbsp. Add 1 tbsp dried oregano, 1 tbsp dried parsley, 1 tsp pink salt, 2 tsp pepper. You can also add 4-5 cloves of minced garlic when it starts to simmer.

If you love to make homemade baby food for your baby this one us a must try. It is full of nutrition and is perfect for the upcoming fall days. Make this today as a baby puree or a soup for the whole family.

14 Comments

  1. Looks delicious! It’s pouring rain here – a perfect night for soup!

    1. Thank you! Rainy days are perfect for a soup like this!

  2. Lentis are such a great food, for both kids and adults. I’m going to try to make this and I hope it’ll be a hit with the whole family!

    1. They definitely are very beneficial for us. That’s great! I hope so too! Please let me know how they like it.

  3. We love purees! This post has me ready for fall!!

    1. We’re so ready for fall too!

  4. What a great recipe! I love lentils for their taste and the fact that they’re super nutritious.

    1. Thank you! Lentils are my favorite! They are so good and so beneficial.

  5. The puree sounds great . I love lentil soup will try your way now. Thanks fpr sharing

    1. No problem! I love lentil soup too!!

  6. Such a great idea! I bet my babies would have loved this if I made this for them!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    1. you can sill make it my version for the whole family! it’s not pureed and has more herbs and spices for more flavor!

  7. This looks fantastic! A bit like a variation on Dhal! I love lentils will definitely give this a good!

    1. Thank you! I never realized it is pretty similar to Dhal! Good comparison! 😊

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