This Lentil Soup is the Perfect Way to Stay Warm

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Soups are the perfect meal for cold days. They are so easy to make, healthy and warm. What more could you ask for? This lentil soup is super tasty and fast to make.


To make the delicious lentil soup you need to get 2 bay leaves, 900 mL no-salt chicken broth, 2 sprigs rosemary, 100 g. diced pancetta, 1 1/2 green lentils, 4 cups water, 2 diced carrots, 1/4 cup virgin olive oil, 1 diced large onion, 4 sprigs thyme, 3 minced garlic cloves, 3/4 teaspoons salt, 2/3 cup parmesan, 1/4 teaspoons pepper.


Get a large pot and fill it with the lentils, broth, rosemary, water and bay leaves. Set the heat on medium-high and wait for the content in the pot to boil. Once it does lower the heat to medium-low. Make sure that you mix constantly. Leave it to simmer for around 20 minutes.

Get a frying pan in the meantime, and add the olive oil. Set the heat on medium and start cooking the pancetta for around 5 minutes. Add the thyme, salt, garlic, pepper, carrots, and onions to the mix. You should cook them for 10 minutes and mix them often. This is when you should add the mix to the pot with lentils. Mix everything very well and leave the lentil soup to cook for 15 more minutes. When this is done, take out the rosemary, bay leaves, and thyme. Include the cheese to the soup and also decorate with parmesan.