Lentil and bacon soup

  • Total time: Ready in 20 minutes 20 minutes

Serves: 4


1 tbsp essential Waitrose Vegetable Oil
1 essential Waitrose Onion, chopped
6 rashers essential Waitrose Smoked British Bacon Thin Back Rashers, diced
400g can essential Waitrose Lentils, drained
1 litre Cooks’ Ingredients Chicken Stock
25g pack fresh parsley, chopped


1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the onion and bacon for 5 minutes. Add the lentils and stock. Cover and bring to the boil then simmer for 10 minutes.

2. Remove 4 ladles of the soup and reserve. Purée the remaining soup in the pan with a hand held blender and return the reserved soup to the pan.

3. Add the parsley and serve with crusty bread.