Lentil Soup

Recipe by LifeIsGood
READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
YIELD: 9 1/2 Cups




  • The night before, wash the lentils and let soak overnight covered in cold water.
  • Next day, drain the lentils.
  • In a large dutch oven or soup pot, saute the diced bacon until golden brown.
  • Add sliced onions and diced carrots and saute until the onions are golden.
  • Add the lentils, water, sliced celery, salt, pepper, thyme and bay leaves.
  • With a grater, grate the peeled potato into the lentil mixture.
  • Add the ham bone.
  • Simmer, covered, for about 3 hours. The lentils should be tender.
  • Remove the bay leaves and ham bone. Cut all bits of meat from the ham bone and return the meat to the soup.
  • To serve at once, add the lemon juice and enjoy!
  • To serve the next day, refrigerate soup adn then add the lemon juice and reheat.