Lentil & Smoked Bacon Soup

Try our tasty lentil & smoked bacon soup recipe, delicious served with Dean’s oat bites or fresh crusty bread.

 

Ingredients:
  • 200g smoked bacon lardons, or any smoked bacon chopped into small pieces
  • 250g red lentils
  • 2 large onions, peeled & finely chopped
  • 1 large potato, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled & crushed
  • 400mls hot vegetable stock
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • a few crispy bacon pieces to finish

Follow these steps

  • Place the lardons or chopped bacon into a large soup pan and cook over a medium heat until the fat starts to run - add the chopped onion, potato and crushed garlic and fry gently for about 10 minutes.
  • Add the turmeric and ground coriander, followed by the lentils and hot vegetable stock - stir well and bring up to simmering point. Cover with a lid and contunue to cook gently for around 40 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and blitz using a stick blender, or liquidise in batches. Check seasoning.
  • Serve in warmed bowls with a few extra crispy bacon pieces sprinkled over, and some oatcakes or crusty bread on the side.
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