This easy-to-make vegetarian soup is made with lentils for extra protein, suitable from 9 months

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chive, chopped
  • 600ml very low salt chicken or vegetable stock
  • 600ml boiling water
  • 1 whole onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 200g carrot, sliced
  • 2 sticks celery, sliced
  • 230g red lentil
  • 150g wholewheat pasta
  • 150ml natural fromage frais

Method

  • STEP 1
    Fry onion, garlic, carrot and celery in a large pan until soft.
  • STEP 2
    Add lentils, stock and boiling water. Bring back to boil and simmer for 20 mins then remove pan from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes. 
  • STEP 3
    Blend soup until smooth. Return to pan, add cooked pasta and simmer for 5 minutes until hot.
  • STEP 4
    Remove from heat and stir in fromage frais before serving.

Add extra stock or water if the consistency seems too thick.