Nourish With Balance.

© Talia Cecchele, 2018

Lentil & Bacon Soup

November, 2018

Soup is such a comfort food. I love hugging a big bowl in Winter while is warms me up from the inside. This recipe is a childhood favourite that my Mum used to make with smoked ribs. I tweaked the recipe a little by using bacon. This is so hearty and full of fibre from the lentils.

Lentil & Bacon Soup

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 1 tbs olive oil 

  • 4 rashers smoked bacon, rind removed and sliced into 2-3cm strips

  • 1 1/2 cups dry lentils, rinsed

  • 3 carrots, sliced

  • 3 celery sticks, sliced

  • 2 gloves garlic, crushed

  • 2 tsp vegetable stock

  • 1 tsp pepper

  • 3 cups of water, plus 2 extra

Method

  1. Fry onion in oil over low-medium heat in a medium size pot until soft

  2. Add bacon and cook for 2 mins

  3. Add remaining ingredients (only 3 cups water), cover with lid and reduce heat to low

  4. After 30 mins add extra water

  5. Leave for another 1.5 hours until most of the water is absorbed and the lentils are soft