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Lentil & Ham Soup from Fab Food 4 All
5 from 7 votes

Lentil & Ham Soup

A Lentil and Ham Soup with carrots, courgettes and a hint of curry to give a hearty, winter warming soup.

Course Lunch, Starter
Cuisine British
Keyword gammon stock, ham stock, red lentils, vegetables
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Author Camilla Hawkins


  • 25 g Unsalted butter
  • 2 Large carrots diced
  • 1 Onion finely dice
  • 3 Garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tbsp Rapeseed oil
  • 1 Large courgette diced
  • 400 g Red lentils washed
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Madras curry powder
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1.8 ltrs Homemade ham stock
  • 200 g Cooked ham finely chopped


  1. Fry onion, carrot and garlic gently for 5 minutes in the butter.
  2. Add the oil and courgette and fry gently until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Add the curry powder and fry for a minute.
  4. Add lentils, stock, bay leaf and nutmeg.
  5. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 25 minutes.
  6. Remove the bay leaf and blend half the soup to give a slightly chunky texture
  7. Add the chopped ham and heat through before serving.
  8. Garnish with some chopped ham if wished.

Recipe Notes

If your stock is overly salty add some water to it to dilute.