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Lentil & Bacon Soup

  • Serves 4
  • Preparation Time 15MINS
  • Cook Time 45MINS

125g green puy-style lentils

100g Bacon, chopped

1 tablespoons veg oil

20g unsalted butter

50gr golden shallots (chopped)

1 garlic clove (chopped)

4 cups Campbells Real Stock Salt Reduced Chicken

Sea Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Thinly sliced flat leaf parsley and extra virgin olive oil, to serve

STEP 1 Soak the lentils in cold water for 1-2 hours. Rinse the lentils to remove any sediment.

STEP 2 Heat the oil in a heavy based saucepan over a medium heat. Add the butter and when it starts to foam, add the shallots and garlic and cook for about 2 minutes then add the bacon and cook for a further 5 mins. Drain the lentils then add to the pot and stir for 1-2 minutes. Add in the stock, increase the heat to high and bring to boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes or until the lentils are tender.

STEP 3 Puree half of the soup in a blender until smooth, then return to the pan, stir to combine and season to taste with salt and pepper.

STEP 4 To serve, ladle the soup in to bowls, scatter with parsley and drizzle with olive oil.