Lentil Soup - Double Bowl

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Smoked Ham and Lentil Broth

Everyone loves homemade soup and as the weather begins to get chilly and the nights begin to get darker, what better way to warm your bones than with this chunky smoked ham and lentil broth?

It's deliciously hearty and warming and the perfect winter warmer. Follow this easy recipe guide and make a thick lentil soup wth tasty salty smoked ham, that's guaranteed to be a family favourite for years to come.

Preparation Time:
10 minutes
Cooking Time:
2 hours 20 mins
Serves: 4


  • 250g red lentils
  • 1 smoked ham hock
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery sticks, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2.5 litres water
  • olive oil


    1. Place the ham hock in a pan and cover with water (approx 2.5 litres), add the bay leaves and simmer for 2 hours until the meat is falling off the bone. Strain the stock from the hock and leave to the side. Once the hock is cooled, shred the meat and also leave to the side.
    2. Dice the onion, carrots, celery. Add the olive oil to a pan and heat the vegetables gently adding in the crushed garlic. Stir in the red lentils and then add the stock that you have put aside. Simmer until the lentils are soft, approximately 15-20 minutes. Add in the meat and mix. 
    3. Ladle the soup into serving bowls and serve with chopped parsley.