Red Lentil Soup with Bacon
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 servings
This healthy and tasty Red Lentil Soup with Bacon is vibrantly colorful and aromatic. It is going to keep you warm during the cold weather.
- 6 slices thick-cut bacon
- 1 medium carrot, grated
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 large bell pepper, diced
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tbsp sweet paprika
- 16 oz red lentils
- 10 cups water
- bay leaves
- salt to taste
- fresh scallion, to garnish
Cut the bacon into medium-sized (about 1/2 inch) pieces. Cook it over high heat until it turns golden brown.
Reduce the heat to medium, remove the bacon, and set aside. To the same pot, add the carrot, onion, and bell pepper.
Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, or until the vegetables begin to soften.
Add the tomato paste and paprika, and cook for another 5 minutes.
Add the lentils, water, and bay leaves. Cover with a lid and cook for 30 minutes.
After the soup is cooked through, remove the bay leaves and discard. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth. Add salt to taste.
Serve the soup topped with the reserved bacon pieces and freshly chopped scallion.
RED LENTIL SOUP WITH BACON
This healthy and tasty Red Lentil Soup with Bacon is vibrantly colorful and aromatic. It is going to keep you warm during the cold weather. Full recipe at: http://cooktoria.com/recipe/red-lentil-soup/Posted by Cooktoria on Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.004g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 447mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2% | Vitamin C: 2% | Calcium: 0.3% | Iron: 23%