Spinach and Lentil Soup

Spinach and lentil soup is one of my go to weekday meals. I just make a big batch of it and store it in portions that I can take to school for lunch or have for dinner. I made this soup over the weekend and I’m really glad that I did because I’ve been swamped with work this week and it’s been nice to come home from the lab and have a meal already waiting in the fridge.

This soup is simply the best. It’s hearty, healthy, flavorful (cumin and turmeric were made for spinach and lentils) and made all in one-pot. It does involve quite a bit of chopping, but that’s nothing that you can’t handle. Enjoy!

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Spinach and Lentil Soup

This spinach and lentil soup is a hearty, nutritious, easy to make, one-pot dish.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Servings: 6 portions
Calories: 203kcal

Ingredients

  • cup brown lentils (dry)
  • 6 cups fresh spinach (coarsely chopped)
  • 2 cups canned tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 large carrot (diced)
  • 4 stalks celery (diced)
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 4 stalks thyme de-stemmed
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • salt (optional)
  • 900 ml vegetable broth
  • 5 cups water

Instructions

  • Place the lentils in a large pot and pour the water over the lentils. Cover the pot and bring the water to a boil over medium heat. Lower the heat to low-medium and cook for 15 minutes or until it’s al dente.
  • Add the carrots, celery, thyme, bay leaves, cumin, paprika, turmeric, black pepper, and vegetable broth to the pot and mix everything together. Cover the pot and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add the spinach and diced tomatoes to the soup and cook for 20 minutes or until everything is cooked through and you’re satisfied with the thickness of the soup.

Notes

I used vegetable broth that had sodium in it and I found that I didn’t need to add more salt to the soup. However, give the soup a taste-test before serving and add more salt if you’d like.

Nutrition

Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 774mg | Potassium: 944mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 5667IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 6mg

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