Lentil Broccoli Soup Recipe +10M

Nourishing and comforting, that’s why I like this soup ๐Ÿ™‚ High iron, protein and fiber content.

It’s one of my kids favorite so far. Little one like it very creamy (the immersion blender does its part) and big one more chunky. I like it either ways ๐Ÿ™‚

The soup is ready in 30min total from chopping the veggies to serving the cups at the table. It’s a one family = one meal recipe. If you have a baby you can easily serve him a portion without salt and than adjust with salt the remaining soup to serve to the rest of the family.

Considering the high amount of fibers in the recipe (lentil and broccoli) and the acidity from the tomatoes I would recommend it for babies starting from 10 months of age. 

Which kind of lentils to use? I opted for the red ones. They are tender they cook faster and, once cooked, they are very creamy. Also, red lentils have less fiber than the other ones, and that means that they are easier to digest ๐Ÿ™‚

Yellow lentils are also a great choice for baby food: they cook into a creamy and mushy texture. Their fiber content is low, like for the red lentils, and consequently they are easier to digest and they cause less gassiness.

You can also add or switch vegetables. My kids like broccoli so it’s an easy choice for me. Zucchini, spinach, chard, eggplants are also a nice idea. Either as a substitute or an addition to the soup.

The procedure is simple: in a large pot add 2 Tbsp of Extra Virgin olive oil, the minced carrots, minced celery, minced garlic and minced onion.

Sauteeโ€™ at medium heat for 3 minutes.

Meanwhile rinse the lentils under running water to remove any debris.

Add the lentils + fresh tomatoes chopped in pieces + tomato sauce + broccoli florets chopped + broth + thyme + cumin and salt (skip the salt for babies under 12 months).

Bring to boil, reduce to simmer, cover and cook for 15minutes.

Add the apple cider vinegar, stir and switch the heat off.

Serve warm or for a smoother consistency use and immersion blender to get a smooth puree.

I like to serve it with a drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil on top, one teaspoon per portion to give extra nutrients and flavor.

This is a lovely meal for the whole family that your little one will be able to enjoy too!

Loaded with nutrients. Excellent protein and iron boosting recipe.

Lentil Broccoli Soup +10M
Ingredients
  • 2 cups red lentils
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 2 carrots, chopped in small pieces
  • 1 celery stick, chopped in pieces
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 4 fresh tomatoes, small
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 Tbsp thyme
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt (skip for babies under 12months)
Instructions
  1. In a large pot add 2 Tbsp olive oil, the minced carrots, celery, garlic and onion.

  2. Sauteeโ€™ 3 minutes at medium heat.

  3. Rinse the lentils under running water.

  4. Add the lentils + fresh tomatoes chopped in pieces + tomato sauce + broccoli florets chopped + broth + thyme + cumin and salt (optional) into the pot.

  5. Bring to boil, reduce to simmer, cover and cook for 15minutes.

  6. Add the apple cider vinegar, stir and switch the heat off.

  7. Serve warm or for a smoother consistency use and immersion blender to get a smooth puree.

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    April 12, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    […] Nourishing and comforting, that’s why I like this soup High iron, protein and fiber content. It’s one of my kids favorite so far. Little one like it very creamy (the immersion blender does its part) and big one more chunky. I like it either ways The soup is ready in 30min total from chopping the veggies to serving the cups at the table. It’s a one family = […] Source: Lentil Broccoli Soup Recipe +10M […]

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    Teresa
    September 24, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    What for vinager!!!

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