Complex and Creamy Lentil & Bacon Soup

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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 2-4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Chop onion and garlic finely. Saute -medium heat- in olive oil for 5 minutes. If it starts to burn, sprinkle some water.
  • Add the cumin to the onion. Saute for 2 more minutes.
  • Apart, in a deep pan, put the lentils with the water and bring to boil. Boil vigorously for 10 minutes.
  • Whilst the lentils are boiling, add the tomatoes to the onion sauce. Bring the heat to low and simmer for 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the basil, thyme, paprika, cloves and pepper to the sauce.
  • Meanwhile, dice the beetroot, potato and carrot.
  • When the 10 minutes of the boiling lentils have concluded, add the remaining vegetables. Bring the heat low to simmer.
  • Add the sauce to the lentils.
  • Add the cube of chicken stock.
  • Simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Turn the heat off and blend. If the blender is too full you can do it in two batches. Remember: is a hot soup, so it will tend to be explosive in the blender.
  • Bring back to the pan.
  • If the cream is too thick, add more water to make the soup the desired consistency.
  • Chop the bacon in pieces.
  • In a pan, fry it without oil until golden/brown.
  • When serving the soup, add the pieces of bacon to every dish. Stir them inches
  • Sprinkle each dish with a tablespoon of doublecream.
  • Voilá!
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