Lentil & Smoked Bacon Soup
Try our tasty lentil & smoked bacon soup recipe, deliciously served with Dean's cheese bites or fresh crusty bread.
10 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 The 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 a simmering point. Cover with a lid and continue 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 oatcakes or crusty bread on the side.
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