German Lentil Soup

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      7 hr

Appears in
I Love My Slow Cooker

By Beverly LeBlanc

Published 2012

  • About

If you’ve never added a splash of vinegar to a bowlful of lentil soup, give it a try. Stirring in as little as half a teaspoon per serving really lifts the flavour.


  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil, plus extra if needed
  • 85 g/3 oz smoked lardons


Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. Reduce the heat to low, add the lardons and fry for 1–2 minutes until they give off their fat and start to crisp. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the lardons to the slow cooker.

Add the carrots, onion and celery to the pan, adding extra oil if necessary, and fry, stirring, for 3–5 minutes until the onion is softened. Transfer the vege