With a chill in the air, it's time for something hearty and French Green Lentil Soup with Pancetta and Spinach fits the bill. Made with earthy, peppery French green lentils, bacon (for smokiness) and savory pancetta (because, well, it's pancetta), fragrant spices, and loaded with spinach (you can skip a salad and not feel guilty). It's garnished with Grana Padano.
This quart of soup generally provides two main course servings for adults with healthy appetites.
Bacon, Carrots, Cayenne, Chicken Stock (Bay Leaf, Carrot, Celery, Chicken Bones, Onion, Parsley, Thyme, Tomato Paste), Cinnamon, Coriander, Cumin, Garlic, Lentils du Puy, Onion, Pancetta, Sherry Vinegar, Spinach, Thyme, Tomato, White Wine
- Gently simmer, stirring occasionally, until hot and the spinach is wilted.
- Garnish with Grana Padano