Smokey Zucchini & Lentil Soup


Think “smokey”, “spicy”>>>>vegetable packed, nourishing, simple… tasty.



1 large brown onion, peeled and finely sliced

2 large cloves of garlic, peeled and minced

¼ cup of water

1 cup of green brown lentils, washed and drained

1.5 litres of water

6 teaspoons of Massel “beef” stock powder

4 generous cups of grated zucchini

3 cups of grated sweet potato

2 tablespoons of Old El Paso Fajita Seasoning

liquid smoke to taste

hot chilli sauce to taste




Place the onion, garlic and the ¼ cup of water in a large pot. Cook them gently on a medium heat, till the onion softens and the water has mostly evaporated.

Add the lentils, 1.5 litres of water, “beef” stock, zucchini, sweet potato and fajita seasoning to the pot.  Bring to the boil, then turn the heat down to a gentle simmer and cook until the lentils are tender (approx 45 minutes).

Once the lentils are tender add liquid smoke and hot chilli sauce to taste. Check the seasoning and add a little salt and pepper if needed and serve.


Yields: 4 serves

Time: 15 minutes of preparation. 35-45 minutes of cooking time.

Notes: You can get liquid smoke from well stocked delis and American Food Stores.

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