Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This soup is ideal for a lunch or supper on a cold day. All you need with it is some nice crusty bread. The lentils will thicken it, so no messing about with flour and much healthier! It will serve 3 or 4 as a main course or 6 as a starter for a dinner.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan or cocotte, fry the bacon in the butter for 3 minutes.
  2. Add all other ingredients except the crème fraîche and the extra coriander.
  3. Bring to the boil and simmer for and hour.
  4. Serve in bowls with a swirl of crème fraîche and the reserved coriander on top.