“Inspired by @lmadesimple amazing veggie lentil soup, my version uses cauliflower to make super creamy with lots of different herbs and veggies. Don’t forget the garlic crisps and all that lovely garlic oil on top too. Keeps the colds at bay!” – Jo @modernfoodstories 

Serves: 4
Cook time: 50 mins


4 tbsp olive oil 
3 carrots, diced small⁠
1 medium onion, finely diced ⁠
2 celery ribs, diced small⁠
1 cup butternut, chopped small or sweet potatoes⁠
1/2 small cauliflower, florets only, chopped small⁠
1/2 small celeriac, peeled + chopped small⁠
6 garlic cloves, 4 minced and 2 sliced⁠
1/2 cup dried no soak yellow split peas
1/2 cup dried no soak green lentils 
6 cups veggie stock⁠
1/2 – 1 tsp flaked sea salt to taste⁠
3/4 tsp cracked black pepper⁠
1.5 tbsp fresh thyme⁠
2 tbsp fresh rosemary⁠
1 tsp dried oregano⁠
2 bay leaves⁠
1 cup kale or cavolo nero, chopped⁠
1 tsp apple cider vinegar @willysacv


  1. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large soup pan. Add the carrots, onion, celery, butternut, cauliflower and celeriac and fry for 5 mins on a med heat till soft. Add the the diced garlic for 1 min till fragrant.⁠
  2. Add the split peas and lentils for 1 min. ⁠
  3. Add the stock, salt + pepper + herbs. Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for about 40 mins until the lentils are soft but a little el dente. ⁠
  4. Remove 1.5 cups of soup and blitz in a high speed blender until smooth. Make sure you don’t blitz the bay leaves. Add back to the pan and stir to combine. Option to add a little more veggie stock to thin to your desired consistency. ⁠
  5. Stir though kale or cavolo nero and heat till wilted, about 1 min. Add the acv and adjust seasoning to taste. ⁠
  6. Heat the remaining 2 tbsp of olive oil in a non-stick frying pan. Fry the garlic slices for 1 min until golden. Top garlic slices and all the lovely oil on soup and serve.⁠

Thanks to Jo from @modernfoodstories for this recipe. Check out her Instagram for more recipe inspo!

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