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Smokey Lentil & Veg Soup

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Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 20 minutes

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Serves 2

Packed full of chunky vegetables and lentils, this soup is a low fat tummy filler. Great for lunch or dinner.

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  • 1 brown onion
  • A handful of sugar snap peas
  • A handful of green beans
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 2 pieces of smokey bacon with fat removed
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp crushed chillis
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 100g red lentils
  • 1tbsp oil


  1. Dice the onion and place into a pan with the oil. Cook for a couple of minutes on medium heat then add the bacon until it is slightly crispy and onions are soft but not brown.

  2. Chop the carrot, sugar snap peas, beans and sweet potato into small chunks and add to the pan with the paprika and stir until well mixed.

  3. Add the vegetable stock and the crushed chillies and stir well. keep on medium heat.

  4. Rinse the lentils with warm water and add to the pan. Stir well and leave to simmer on low heat for 10 minutes. Keep checking the soup until the lentils and veg are cooked and the soup is to your preferred level of thickness

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