Ready in 45 minutes
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"Delicious! Surprisingly flavorful and easy. I made two substitutions since I was working from what was in the house, and it came out beautifully: I used split peas (with appropriate alterations to soaking/cooking) instead of lentils, and a can of tomato sauce instead of the tomato paste. Otherwise I followed as directed, and the results are fantastic!"- Errantdreams
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Wash and soak fresh lentils in 2 quarts cold water for 1 1/2 hours.
Cook in 4 cups water until almost tender (about 1 to 1 1/2 more hrs on medium-low heat).
Carefully wash, drain, stem and chop spinach. Heat oilve oil and saute onion, garlic and spinach until wilted.
Add to lentil broth, rinsing saute pan with a little broth to save oil and garlic remaining in pan. Add to soup pot with tomato paste, lemon, parsley and the remaining ingredients. Simmer for 20 minutes. Check seasonings. Serve hot with additional lemon.
Inexpensive, delicious and filling soup. Tonight I am pairing this with Greek Salad 3 and Hummous with Pita Bread for a springtime Greek meal.
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Nikhomemadegood 9 months agoDon't add the spinach and simmer for 20 minutes! Wait until the end to add the spinach. It only needs to 'cook' for 30 seconds or a minute until it turns bright green.
RickB1948 10 months agoVery good, filling, and heathy soup. Easy to make and stores in the frig well.
mybigfruit 10 months agoThis recipe is fantastic if you saute' in some olive oil , dice carrot, onion and celery then cook as directed. Success!
kcmoore 1 year agoI didn't have time to soak the lentils so I just cooked everything together with 1 cup or more of added broth and more of the tomato paste.
Busyoregonmom 1 year agoI made this with precooked leftover lentils and it still came out yummy!
WonderFrog 1 year agoDelicious! I lost my old Betty Crocker lentil soup recipe from the '70's, and found this one, and it's much more pleasing to my now more sophisticated and Indian-appreciative palate. Highly recommended.
Maxedebj 1 year agoMmm. Used chicken stock instead of water, threw in a pkg of (6) hot italian sausages when the lentils first cooked, then skinned them, diced them small, and re-added them at the end. Mmm.
Errantdreams 3 years agoDelicious! Surprisingly flavorful and easy. I made two substitutions since I was working from what was in the house, and it came out beautifully: I used split peas (with appropriate alterations to soaking/cooking) instead of lentils, and a can of tomato sauce instead of the tomato paste. Otherwise I followed as directed, and the results are fantastic!
Senorarturo 3 years agoEven when I missed the coriander, this plate was very good!!
Senorarturo 3 years agoMy wife wasn't too sure about this one. After a taste she was happy I made it. Even when I missed the coriander, it was very good!!
dinadance 4 years agoI am not a fan of either lentils or spinach and I didn't expect much from this recipe, but it was surprisingly good.
stevemur 8 years ago[I made edits to this recipe.]
stevemur 8 years agoInexpensive, delicious and filling soup. Tonight I am pairing this with Greek Salad 3 and Hummous with Pita Bread for a springtime Greek meal.