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Potato, Leek and Dirt(y) Red Nipper Lentil Soup

Recipe source: Simon Bryant – dirt(y) inc: http://www.dirtyinc.com.au/ 

dirt(y) inc red nipper lentils were used in this recipe




For 4 Person(s)

For the soup

  • 1 kg slightly waxy spud (i.e. Nicola), diced small
  • 250 g dirt(y) red nipper lentils
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • bunch of leeks, whites sliced
  • salt flakes
  • 2 tbdp dried oregano
  • 150 g cultured butter

to serve

  • 300 ml Fleurieu cream
  • bunch parsley, leaves roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon, squeezed and zest
  • 80 ml extra virgin olive oil


Simmer lentils in 4 times their volume of cold water for 30 mins. Drain but keep the cooking liquid.

Sweat rough cut leeks and onion in butter and salt with crushed garlic until soft. Add diced spuds and cooking water from lentils (it’s tasty!) then top up with about an extra litre of cold water. Simmer until spuds are soft.

Blitz with stab mixer until smooth. Fold in cream and cooked lentils, season, splash with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice, garnish parsley and lemon zest