This is my favourite soup, so tasty, satisfying to eat even without bread and very filling!
Lentils and bacon are just one of those combinations that work so well, and this soup has lots of lovely speed veg squeezed into it. I always make a big batch as it freezes really well and is perfect for a quick, filling lunch if you are stuck. I’ve also found that this is really popular with my children which makes it even more of a winner and I haven’t yet found any other ways to get lovely healthy lentils down them!
I use puy lentils if I can find them, although it’s not always that easy to find the boxes of dry ones (by Merchant Gourmet). The ones I used in this batch were from Sainsburys. Personally I wouldn’t buy the pre-cooked tinned ones for this soup as they are really pricey! Puy lentils are particularly nice in this, but green lentils also work well.