Vegetable & lentil soup with dumplings
- 600g pack Asda Simply Soups Vegetable Soup Mix
- 1 stick celery, chopped
- 1 tbsp sunflower oil
- 2 tbsp tomato purée
- 1 vegetable stock cube, crumbled
- 175g Great Scot Red Split Lentils, rinsed and drained
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
- 100g self-raising flour
- 50g Atora Vegetable Shredded Suet
- 1 tsp chives, chopped
- 1 tsp parsley, chopped
- Pinch of salt
Put the vegetable soup mix, celery and oil in a large pan. Stir until all the vegetables are coated in oil. Cover and cook over a very low heat for 5 minutes, stirring often.
Add the tomato purée and stir for 1-2 minutes, then add the crumbled stock cube and 1.2L water. Heat until simmering.
Add the lentils, bay leaf and 2 tsp of the thyme. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Mix the self-raising flour with the shredded suet, chives, parsley and remaining thyme, along with a pinch of salt. Add 5-6 tbsp cold water and mix to make a soft, not sticky, dough.
Dust your hands with flour and shape the mixture into 16 balls. Add to the soup, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the dumplings are cooked. Sprinkle over more herbs to serve.