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Tomato, Bacon and Lentil Soup

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One of our grocery chains does a tomato, bacon and lentil soup that we love, so I thought I’d try and recreate it in the Thermomix.  This is a filling soup that’s great for cold winter lunches and it’s quick and easy to make.

Tomato, Bacon and Lentil Soup

Course Soup
Servings 2 litres (approx)


  • 1 red onion peeled and quartered
  • 1 large leek white part only, cut into 1 cm pieces
  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • 4 pieces rindless short cut bacon fat trimmed and cut into 3cm pieces
  • 20 g olive oil
  • 2 carrots peeled and diced into 1cm pieces
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 130 g dried green lentils rinsed
  • 800 g canned diced tomatoes
  • 50 g tomato paste
  • 20 g Worcestershire sauce
  • 40 g Thermomix vegetable stock concentrate
  • Pepper to season


  • Put onion, leeks, garlic and bacon into the Thermomix bowl and chop with the measuring cup (MC) on for 3 seconds | Speed 5
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add oil and cook with the MC off for 4 minutes | Varoma | Speed 1
  • Add remaining ingredients into the Thermomix bowl and stir to combine
  • Add enough water to reach the 2L mark in the Thermomix bowl and cook for 30 minutes | 100C | Reverse | Speed soft with the Thermomix basket sitting on top of the lid
  • Remove bay leaf before serving
Keyword Bacon, Lentils, Thermomix, Tomato

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[Last updated: August 17, 2014]


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