Lentil Soup with Cauliflower and Bacon
Variation Substitute broccoli florets for the cauliflower. Add them after the lentils have cooked for about twenty-five minutes and then simmer until the broccoli is tender, five to ten minutes longer.
Look to South Africa's native Pinotage grape for something a little unusual to accompany this savory soup. Pinotage produces supple, spicy red wines with a smoky tang and a delicious berry fruitiness.