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lentil and bacon soup

25g butter
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
175g red lentils, well rinsed
50g split peas, well rinsed
2 tbsp tomato purée
1.5l ham stock
110g streaky bacon, finely chopped
175g carrots, peeled and diced finely
1 tbsp parsley, finely chopped

sauté garlic and onion in butter for 2-3 minutes.  Add lentils, split peas and tomato pureé, cook for 2-3 mins more, stirring constantly to prevent sticking.

pour in ham stock, bring to boil and simmer for 20-25 mins, until pulses are soft. Process in liquidiser till smooth, return to pan, add bacon, carrot and parsley. Simmer for 12-15 mins until carrot is tender.  Serve.

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