My wife, Elaine has been making this lentil soup for longer than I can remember. Whenever there is any event, party or gathering of people, she is always asked to supply a large pot of this soup. Whether it is a summer birthday party or a winter warmer, it is the ideal soup. This recipe was first published in 2013 although she has been making it a lot longer than that.

It is simple, flavourful and inexpensive to make. Please give it a try and leave comments below.

Lentil soup

Elaine’s Lentil Soup

The perfect party soup, serve with nice bread like a fresh baguette.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 4 people


  • 350 g lentils
  • Smoked ham ribs
  • 400 g grated carrots
  • 2 large onions chopped
  • 1 apple finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic crushed or chopped
  • 1 large potato chopped into small cubes
  • ham stock cube if desired for extra flavour
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Boil ham ribs for half an hour then add all other ingredients. Cook for approx 45 mins to 1 hour then liquidise.
  • If preferred, rather than chop ingredients, place altogether in food processor before adding to stock.
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Keyword apples, bread, carrots, garlic, ham, lentil, onions, potato, starter