Lentil Soup With Crispy Bacon

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This lentil soup recipe is ideal for promoting healthy bowel movements, as it is full of fiber thanks to lentils and vegetables, water and magnesium in spinach.


  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 200 g spinach leaves
  • 1 diced onion
  • 4 pieces of striped bacon
  • 120 g carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 red chili, seeded if you don't want the soup to be too spicy, thinly sliced
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes with reduced salt
  • 280 g rinsed red lentils


1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and carrot. Cook over low to medium heat for 10 minutes until the onions have softened.

2. Add spices and cook 1 to 2 minutes more until aromas are released.

3. Pour 1.25 liters of boiling water, crush them in the bouillon cubes and add the lentils.

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4. Simmer and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure lentils do not stick or overcook. Add the spinach leaves for the last 5 minutes.

5. Meanwhile, grill bacon until crisp, remove from heat, and remove excess oil with kitchen paper. Serve the lentil soup with a pinch of crispy bacon on top of each bowl.

The Crispy Bacon Lentil Soup first appeared in Motivation Weight Management.


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