Lentil Soup

Rating: 3.69 / 5.00 (52 Votes)

Total time: 1 hour

Servings: 10.0 (servings)



For the lentil soup, first bring the water to a boil in a large pot and simmer the lentils together with the bay leaves and garlic cloves, covered, for about 30 minutes. Skim off any foam that forms during cooking with a skimmer.

Meanwhile, cut the vegetables into small cubes, as well as the smoked bacon.

Put the lard in a pan and fry the bacon cubes in it.

Add the onions, sauté and then add to the lentils in the pot along with the potatoes and soup vegetables.

Cut the cabanossi into slices and add them as well.

Now cook all the ingredients with the lid closed and over medium heat for about 30-50 minutes until the desired consistency.

Then season the lentil soup with salt and pepper.

The American variant: “Refine” with BBQ sauce and use meatballs as an insert.

The Asian variant: Add ginger and lemongrass when sautéing the onions and season with coriander and cumin.

The Spanish version: Cut a chorizo into small pieces and let it simmer.

The Hungarian version: Cut a thin Hungarian salami into small pieces and add it during cooking.

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