Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
This is a thick tasty lentil soup. I make a meal of it including whole grain bread.
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons vegetable stock
1 onion, finely chopped
1 large carrot, cubed
1 celery, cubed
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1/2 teaspoon smoked sweet spanish paprika
2 1/4 cups red lentils
2 cups vegetable stock
4 ounces canadian bacon, sliced
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped flat leaf parsley
1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil and vegetable stock. Add onion, carrot and celery, then saute until soft, but not browned. Add garlic and ginger and saute until garlic softens. Add bacon and cook through.
2. Stir in paprika. Add lentils and stock. Bring to boil and simmer for 20 minutes or until lentils are tender. Add water or stock to reach desired consistency.
3. Ladle into bowls and top with parsley.