Soup season has started. It’s been fairly cold over the last few days and it’s been raining a lot, too. When I looked around the kitchen at lunchtime today I had a craving for something hot and filling.

As per usual, I didn’t really follow any particular recipe and basically went with what ingedients I had on hand.
However, the concept largely follows any of these more professional versions.

My version is vegetarian, but I had some veggie bacon in the fridge that I needed to use…so…yeah.
Btw, I did have olives but didn’t want to use them. I don’t think they are needed if you use gherkins and lemon. I did add some paprika to the recipe, tho, because it gives the soup an even deeper flavour.