Creamy lentil & spinach soup with bacon
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 4
- STEP 1
Put the oil, onions, carrots and celery in a large saucepan, and cook for about 10 mins to soften.
- STEP 2
Stir in the lentils and pour in the stock. Bring to the boil, then turn down and simmer for 30-35 mins or until the lentils are soft, topping up with water if the mixture begins to dry out. Pop in the spinach and cook for a few mins more, until wilted. Blitz the soup until smooth, then stir through the cream and season. Keep the soup warm over a low heat.
- STEP 3
Heat a little oil in a non-stick pan over a medium heat. Add the bacon and fry until crisp and golden. Ladle the soup into bowls, drizzle with a little cream and crumble over the crispy bacon.