Red-Lentil Soup With Sage and Bacon

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by kelly in TO

Red lentils, which actually have a deep-orange color, are rounder and smaller than the more common brown variety.

Top Review by Monstre Dame

Just made this recipe tonight. I omitted the sage, because I had all the ingredients on hand except that one, but it was still great. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until crisp, about 3 minutes. Transfer the bacon to a piece of paper towel, and set aside. Discard all but 1 tablespoon bacon drippings from pan.
  2. Add the garlic, onion, and carrots to saucepan. Cook vegetable mixture over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the minced sage, and cook 1 minute more.
  3. Add the lentils, cumin, and chicken stock; stir to combine. Simmer until lentils are cooked and falling apart, 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. To serve, divide the hot soup among four soup plates, and garnish with the reserved bacon and additional sage.

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