Smoky bacon and lentil soup
( SERVES 6 )
First, rinse the lentils a sieve under cold water. I used manuka-smoked bacon prepared by Hendersons. It is traditionally cured and does not contain chemicals.
- Heat the olive oil in a large heavy saucepan. Sauté the onion on medium, until softened. Add the bacon and sauté until lightly browned, stirring often.
- Add the carrot and celery and sauté, stirring, until slightly softened. Add the garlic, tomatoes, lentils, herbs and stock. Bring to the boil then simmer for about 30 minutes until the lentils have softened and the vegetables are cooked.
- Great served with crusty bread.
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