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Lentil and Bacon Soup

ingredients

175 g (6 oz) lentils
1.4 litre (2 1/2 pt) stock
1 clove garlic, skinned and crushed
1 clove
salt and pepper
200 g (7 oz) lean bacon rashers, rinded and diced
226 g (8 oz) can tomatoes
4 oz (100 g) onions, skinned and chopped
1 lb (450 g) potatoes, peeled and diced
2 tbsp (30 ml) lemon juice
crisply fried bacon rolls, chopped parsley, grated cheese or croutons For garnish

method

1. Wash the lentils and put them in a saucepan with the stock. Add the garlic, clove, salt, pepper, bacon, tomatoes and onion.

2. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for about 1 hour, until the lentils and bacon are soft.

3. Add the potatoes and cook for a further 20 minutes.

4. Remove the clove, pour the soup into a sieve or electric blender and puree it until smooth.

5. Add the lemon juice and re-heat to serving temperature.

What did you think?

25 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

LENTIL AND BACON SOUP
posted by Mr T Sampson @ 07:54AM, 1/08/09
SUPERB I followed the recipe to the letter and it turned out beautiful Thank You
Lentil & Bacon Soup
posted by Mrs A Vizard @ 03:14PM, 3/08/09
This is a great recipe by itself or to use as a base to add other ingredients to. A real hearty winter warming soup!
Lentil and bacon soup
posted by Jamie @ 03:09PM, 10/18/09
Love this recipe, this soup is really good!
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