About this recipe:This is a great soup to have during cold winter months, although it's wonderful anytime of year! It's loaded with fresh veggies and has a hearty flavour anyone will enjoy! Add additional root veggies like carrots if you like.
250g dried brown lentils, soaked overnight and drained
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:55min › Extra time:8hr › Ready in:9hr15min
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook the bacon just until it starts to brown a bit, 5 to 8 minutes. Add the olive oil, onion and green pepper; cook and stir until vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
Stir in the garlic, tomatoes, sausage and bay leaf; cook about 4 minutes. Add lentils and water (water should be about 2.5cm deeper than the level of the lentils). Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered, until lentils are just cooked, 15 to 20 minutes.
Put the potatoes into the soup and continue simmering until potatoes are cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes.