So you grabbed several bags of lentils on your last socially distanced trip to the supermarket because they seemed like suitable worldwide pandemic food. Lentils are after all cheap, tasty and super nutritious and have been sustaining mankind through plague and pestilence for thousands of years. The problem is that you have no clue what to do with them. If that’s the case then never fear. This Italian lentil, bacon and spinach soup has got you covered.
My Italian zia made this soup for lunch for me once upon a time many years ago and since then it has been a staple in our household as it makes great use of store cupboard ingredients. Even if you haven’t been able to get a Waitrose delivery slot for weeks, you probably have most of these ingredients in your stash.