Bacon and Lentil Soup
Slimming Eats Recipe
Extra Easy – syn free per serving
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
2 sticks of celery, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
1 cup (240ml) of brown lentils (dried)
8 slices of bacon (all fat removed)
8 cups (approx 2 litres) of vegetable stock
4 tablespoons of tomato paste
2 teaspoons of mixed herbs
splash of balsamic vinegar
splash of Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to season
Frylight or Pam spray
Spray a large saucepan with some Frylight or Pam spray
Add the bacon, fry until golden and remove and set aside.
Add the onion, garlic, celery and carrots and fry for about 5 mins.
Add the lentils, tomato paste, stock, herbs, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, then cover and simmer for 1 hour.
Re add the bacon and continue to simmer for about 30 mins.
Season with salt and black pepper as required.
Serve and Enjoy!!
This is great served with mozzarella melted on whole wheat toast if you have a HEa and HEb spare.