Recipe

Hearty bacon, lentil and vegetable soup

A healthy meal has never been easier than with this effortless soup. Bacon adds a crisp, salty flavour while carrots, celery and lentils pack this meal with nutrition.

  • 30 mins preparation
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

Hearty bacon, lentil and vegetable soup
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium (150g) brown onion, chopped finely
  • 4 bacon rashers, chopped finely
  • 2 sticks (300g) celery, trimmed, chopped coarsely
  • 2 medium (240g) carrots, chopped coarsely
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup (200g) red lentils
  • 1 litre (4 cups) salt-reduced chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh chives
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

Method

Hearty bacon, lentil and vegetable soup
  • 1
    Heat oil in large saucepan; cook the onion, bacon, celery, carrots and garlic over high heat until softened.
  • 2
    Add the lentils, then stock; bring to the boil. Reduce heat, simmer, uncovered for about 15 minutes or until vegetables and lentil are tender. Stir in chives; season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper.

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