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Lentil Spinach Soup

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Lentil Spinach Soup is a simple soup loaded with lentils, fresh baby spinach, carrots and a few extra vegetables.  Flavorful, very light, and comforting, this Lentil Spinach Soup makes a perfect meal to come home to.  An easy recipe to make and a delicious soup you can enjoy all week long and never get tired of eating the same thing!

Lentil Spinach Soup is SO EASY to make!  Lentils cook up very quickly, and they practically cook by themselves the longer they sit on the stove.  Lentils, spinach and carrots are low in calories, but extremely high in nutrition.


Lentils are a good source of potassium, calcium, zinc, niacin and vitamin K, and are particularly rich in dietary fiber, while spinach is packed with vital nutrients such as iron and beta-carotene.  They are considered to be among the “power-foods” these days.

Lentils alone as a soup, normally melts in your mouth with every spoonful.  But when you add in some carrots, celery, onions and garlic like I did here, doesn’t hurt either.  It actually  gives this soup a ton of flavor!

Lentil Spinach Soup is triple delicious and triple good for everyone!  Hope you’ll try this one.  It won’t disappoint!

Here’s a kitchen tip: If you are cooking this soup early in the day, simmer the lentils for only 15 minutes.  Then turn off the heat, and leave it covered while it sits on the stove.  When you are ready to reheat the soup before dinner, and while reheating, add the spinach for the very last few minutes before serving.


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Lentil Spinach Soup
Recipe type: Soup / Starter
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Serves: 6
Lentil Spinach Soup is a simple soup loaded with lentils, fresh baby spinach, carrots and a few extra vegetables. Flavorful, very light, and comforting, this Lentil Spinach Soup makes a perfect meal to come home to!
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion - diced
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 carrots - thinly sliced
  • 2 celery stalks - thinly sliced
  • ⅛ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4 cups (32 ounce) low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 (16 ounce) package dried lentils (about 2+1/2 cups)
  • 2 cups packed fresh baby spinach, rinsed
  • fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, for serving
  1. In a 3 to 4-quart soup pot, heat olive oil over moderately high heat. Add the onions, garlic, carrots and celery. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened and golden, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add in salt, red pepper flakes, water, vegetable stock, and lentils. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until lentils are tender, about 30 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
  3. Last step, add the spinach into the soup and simmer for a few minutes more, until spinach wilts. Taste and season with fresh cracked pepper to taste.
  4. If the soup is too thick, add an additional ½ cup of water or stock.
  5. Serve with Parmigiano-Reggiano grated cheese at the table.
  6. Serves 6

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  • Reply
    Mary Callan
    January 24, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    this looks absolutely perfect! I'm very into "power foods" at the moment! you can't get much better than a fully loaded lentil soup like this:)
    Mary x

    • Reply
      January 28, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      Thank you Mary! Have a great weekend!

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    January 25, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Very similar to the lentil soup recipe I love! There is nothing more perfect on a cold winter night 🙂

    • Reply
      January 28, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      Yes, Sue you are so right! I love your lentil soup recipe as well! Have a great day!

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    Dan from Platter Talk
    January 26, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Beautifully done and what a perfect time of year, especially, for this!

    • Reply
      January 28, 2014 at 2:13 pm

      Thank you Dan, with this artic we're having across the country, we all need this! Have a great day!

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    January 27, 2014 at 11:59 am

    I love how healthy and hearty this soup is! So perfect.

    • Reply
      January 28, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      Thanks Joanne, this happen to be our favorite!

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