This is my late Mum's recipe - a real winter warmer, more of a stew than a soup! I've given the recipe for 4 people, but it's easily adaptable for more or less. Packed full of fresh veg and lentils, and fresh herbs, you only have to smell it to know it's really good for you! It's also great for using up odds and ends of any veg hanging about. Delicious with lots of crusty bread and butter.
This recipe is well worth making double as it freezes very well. In fact, it tastes even better if made the day before, and left covered overnight before re-heating. You can add anything you like to this, or make it vegan by omitting the bacon and using vegetable stock. Instead of fresh herbs, you can add a good couple of pinches of dried herbs de Provence.
So easy to make and delicious,also very filling - 04 Jan 2016