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Easy Lentil & Bacon Soup

Published Tuesday, 19 November, 2013 by Amy

Lovely soup, perfect for a winters day :)



  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 pack of bacon (2 if you want)
  • 1 carrot (about 120g), finely diced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp chilli
  • 2 veg stock cubes
  • 250g red lentils



heat the olive oil in a large saucepan.

add the onion, bacon and the carrot.

cook on a low to medium heat for 10 minutes or until the onions are soft.


add the cumin, turmeric, garlic and chilli and cook for a further 1 – 2 minutes until the aromas are released.


pour in 1.25 litres of boiling water, crumble in the stock cubes and add the lentils. Bring to a simmer and cook for 20 mins, stirring occasionally to ensure the lentils aren’t sticking.


sere with crusty roll :)

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  • Not two ingredients we would think to put together... but we have to say, this look amazing!