This lentil and spinach soup is the perfect dish for anyone looking to eat less meat. It’s a one bowl hearty meal packed with protein and is also easy to prepare. Our minds and stomachs naturally turn to soup during the cooler weather so this homemade soup is the way to go! It’s cheap, hearty, delicious, high in fiber and super filling.
The combination of brown lentils, fresh spinach in a zesty broth is perfect. The addition of lemon lightens the whole dish so don’t forget to squeeze some before serving.
- 1 ½ cups brown lentils
- 8 cups water
- ½ tablespoon cumin
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 large onions coarsely chopped
- 300 grams baby spinach or English spinach shredded
- Salt to season
- Ground black pepper
*Lentils are often overlooked. They are a great source of soluble fiber which helps to slow digestion, keeping you feeling fuller for longer. Learn more
Step 1. place washed lentils in a pot with the water and bring to the boil. Add ½ tablespoon of ground cumin, Cover with a lid, lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
Step 2. While lentils are cooking, prepare the onion. Heat olive oil in a pan, add onion and fry on low to medium heat until translucent.
Step 3. After 20 minutes, add cooked onion and spinach to the lentils. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for a further 10 minutes.
Squeeze with lemon juice and drizzle with olive oil before serving
Lentil and spinach soup
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