Lentil and bacon soup

My classic favourite soup.  Probably could do with a more complicated recipe.

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion , diced
2 x 70g packs pancetta cubes
1 carrot (about 120g), finely diced
1 tsp ground cumin
½ tsp turmeric
2 garlic cloves , finely chopped
1 chilli , sliced
2 low-salt stock cubes
250g red lentils , rinsed

Tips for next time

Taste was pretty good but could have been better.  Improvement points would be:  try browning some of the bacon; the stock cubes were certainly needed; the chilli also added a lot – could do with two instead of one; also underdid it a little on the pancetta and almost no garlic taste even though included two cloves.  Also no real problem to have included all of the carrot plus the onion not being so finely chopped didn’t make much difference.

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