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This is one of my favourite side dishes because bacon and lentils are perfect together. The rich meatiness of bacon easily complements the earthy hearty flavours of lentils. Try making this dish once and it will instantly become one of your favourites too!
8 slices bacon, thinly sliced
a big splash of water
1 large onion, minced
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, sliced
1 cup (250 mL) green lentils
3 cups (750 mL) water
½ tsp (2 mL) salt
1 bay leaf
2 Tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice or 1 teaspoon (2 mL) of any vinegar
1 Tbsp (15 mL) fresh tarragon, chopped or dried
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