Friday Recipe: Lentil-Spinach Soup

>> Friday, February 6, 2009

Lentil-Spinach Soup
~Makes 1 large pot (8-10 portions)

olive oil
2 onions, chopped
5 cloves garlic, crushed
3-4 carrots, sliced
10 oz. spinach, chopped (fresh or frozen can work)
2 c. green lentils
3 tsp. tomato paste
vegetable broth or water +bouillon
cayenne pepper

1. Rinse lentils (green lentils don't need soaking but it doesn't hurt).

2. Saute onions and garlic in olive oil in a large pot.

3. Add carrots and lentils. Saute for about 5 minutes.

4. Add tomato paste and enough broth or water to cover the vegetables and lentils (if using water + bouillon, add the water, raise to a boil, then add and mix in the bouillon). Bring to a boil.

5. Let simmer for about 20-30 minutes or until the lentils and carrot are soft.

6. Add salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste.

7. Add in spinach.

8. Eat!

*This soup freezes well, so make it ahead of time and freeze in large or small portions.

*I like the color of the carrot-spinach-lentil combination, but you could substitute other greens (kale, chard, etc) and substitute (or add/combine) parsnips for the carrots.


Anonymous February 7, 2009 at 12:49 PM  

I made this and it's delicious. Thank you.

Anonymous February 13, 2009 at 12:47 PM  

Ronit! I'm going to make this for dinner tonight. I'm pretty excited about it.

Anonymous February 13, 2009 at 12:48 PM  

That last comment was from Joel, BTW.

two hippos February 13, 2009 at 10:19 PM  

Awesome! I hope it was as amazing as it should be :)

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