Sunday, 8 May 2016

Smoky Lentil & Olive Soup

Chucking in another soup recipe before the weather gets too hot! It has been really mild here in Glasgow today, and I could almost sense a hint of Summer in the air. Cherry blossoms are in bloom, and I went on a really nice stroll this afternoon. Totally needed after a hectic week.

Smoky Lentil & Olive Soup
(Serves 2-3)

1 tbsp oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
800ml vegetable stock (2 cubes)
1 cup red lentils
100g pitted olives
Good splash of liquid smoke (about 1 tsp)
2/3 glass red wine (optional)
A good squeeze of tomato puree
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp onion powder
salt and pepper to taste

- Start by heating the oil in a casserole on medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and fry forth a further few minutes.

- Now, add the remaining ingredients, turn heat down and simmer covered, for about 20-30 minutes until the lentils are tender. Stir every 10 minutes or so.

- Use a stick blender and whizz until smooth and season to taste, serve with good crusty bread!

Aside from cooking and working, I got to see my absolute favourite band - TRAVIS on Friday! They were playing at a humble venue called the O2 ABC in town, but put on one hell of a show! Through their music, I have gotten to know many amazing people from all of the world, and this year is their 20 year anniversary - can you believe it?!
What is your favourite band?

Recipe by yours truly,

- Jules


  1. Radiohead. Their music is never the same.

    1. I like it! Have got to take more time to listen to them, my flatmate is a huge fan :D

  2. This soup looks amazing!! It is actually WAY too hot to make soup here, but I will save this for a rainy day :) I absolutely love lentil soup!

    1. It has been roasting over here too this week! Time for salads now, but soups can be made on rainy days :) Hehe, lentil soup is tasty! Love how versatile it can be as well :) x

  3. Endelig skal jeg få lest de siste innleggene dine. Er så travel for tiden, men gleder meg over tiden jeg får satt meg ned for å oppdatere meg hos dere jeg følger.
    Denne suppen høres så god ut!! Supper er alltid en slager altså, spiser det flere ganger i uken.

    1. Hei du! Ikke noe og stresse med :) Har vært veldig travel selv, så ikke mange innleggene og oppdatere seg på. Ser ut som du har kost deg masse med familie og venner da! Kan ikke tro at vesla er tre måneder allerede, gratulerer :) x