Comfort Food: Autumn Soup Recipe

There is something heart warming about spending the day cooking soup for the family. It is definitely becoming soup weather in the Highlands and Anna from The Cook's Cooking School has shared with us the perfect Autumn soup, to warm you up on these chilly days.

Lentil, Tomato and Jamon Soup




Ingredients //

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 small brown onion, finely chopped

1 celery stalk, finely chopped

1 medium carrot, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

100g serrano jamón (or prosciutto), chopped

260g dried red lentils, rinsed and drained

200g all - purpose potatoes, peeled and chopped

400g can, chopped tomatoes

1 fresh bay leaf

½ teaspoon sweet paprika

1 litre salt - reduced chicken stock

500ml water

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Flaked salt

Freshly cracked black pepper


Method //

Heat oil in a large saucepan over a low-medium heat and cook, onion, celery, carrot and garlic for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add jamón and cook a further 2-3 minutes. 

Add the lentils, potato, tomatoes, bay leaf and paprika, stock and water and stir to combine. Cover with a lid and simmer for 30 minutes or until potato is tender and lentils are cooked. 

Stir in the vinegar, season to taste and serve. 


If you are having trouble finding Jamón in your local supermarket, try Oxley Butcher, Hot Canary Gourmet Meats, Simon's  Gourmet Butchery.

How delicious does that sound!


A little bit about The Cook's Cooking School //

The Cook’s Cooking School is a Your Angel initiative established to help deliver funds for their Community Cooking Classes that provide hands-on programs with important life skills for community groups and individuals in need.

Bringing Australia’s leading cooks, food editors and local producers to The Southern Highlands, The Cook’s Cooking School offers hands-on cooking experiences that are second-to-none!

Led by Anna Phillips, local in-house cook, presenter & food stylist, with proceed raised returning to Your Angel community programs.

Want to have some fun in the kitchen? Click here to learn more about the exciting classes coming up.


The Cook's Cooking School


This recipe is from the Gourmet Pilgrim Spain cookbook, published by Gourmet Pilgrim Pty Ltd

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