Boil Lentil for at least 15 minutes and drain.
In a large soup pan, add about 4 tablespoons of Olive Oil and sauté the Bacon.
Add in Onion, Carrot, Potato, Bell Pepper, Garlic, and stir.
Toss in the lentil and continue to stir, so that all is nicely combined.
Add water, grated tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, pepper, 1/2 cup Olive Oil and Bay leaves, bring to a boil and let it simmer on low heat for about 1 hour.