Lentil And Spinach Soup

Lentil And Spinach Soup

Lentil And Spinach Soup 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

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.

Ingredients

  • 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
  • lemon

Cook’s Note
*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

lentil and spinach soup ingredients

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.

saute onion in pan

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 in a bowl

Serves 4-6

Lentil and spinach soup
Easy Recipe
Hearty Winter Soup
cheap
delicious
high in fiber

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