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Spinach and Lentil Soup Recipe

Nutritional Values

Recipe Type:

Veg

Calories 300

kcal

Total Time 30

min

Ingredients :

1 cup dried green or brown lentils, rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 carrots, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
6 cups vegetable broth
4 cups fresh spinach, chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and black pepper to taste
Greek yogurt or sour cream for garnish (optional)

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Prepare Lentils:

Rinse lentils under cold water and set aside.

Sauté Vegetables:

In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion, diced carrots, and diced celery. Sauté until the vegetables are softened.

Add Aromatics:

Add minced garlic, ground cumin, ground coriander, and smoked paprika. Sauté for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

Cook Lentils:

Add rinsed lentils to the pot. Stir to coat the lentils with the sautéed vegetables and spices.

Pour in Broth:

Pour vegetable broth into the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer. Cover and cook for about 20-25 minutes or until the lentils are tender.

Add Spinach:

Stir in chopped fresh spinach and cook until wilted.

Season and Finish:

Season the soup with lemon juice, salt, and black pepper to taste. Adjust the seasoning as needed. Let the soup simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes to meld the flavors.

Serve:

Ladle the spinach and lentil soup into bowls. Garnish with a dollop of Greek yogurt or sour cream if desired.

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