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Carrot, Lentil and Bacon Soup

Submitted by Mustard Comms 27 September 2011

Counts at two of your 5-A-DAY and is only 98p per portion



15ml/1 tbsp vegetable oil

2 rashers of smoked bacon, chopped

1 large onion, chopped

450g/1lb carrots, washed, trimmed and chopped

100g/4oz red lentils

1.4ltr/2 1/2pt vegetable stock made with low salt stock cube*

15ml/1tbsp tomato puree

5ml/1tsp medium curry paste

yogurt, fresh coriander and croutons to serve

* Kallo do a very low salt vegetable stock cube


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the bacon and onion and saute over a medium heat for 4-5 mins or until pale golden.
  2. Stir in the carrots, lentils, puree and curry paste and mix well. Add the stock and bring to the boil. Boil uncovered for 5 mins, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20 mins or until the carrots and lentils are tender.
  3. Blitz the soup with a stick blender until smooth. Adjust the seasoning to taste, then serve with a dollop of yogurt, a scattering of coriander and croutons if liked.

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