Spicy Lentil Spinach Soup

slssMust be getting cold out! The soup recipes have been quite popular on the old blog! Here’s a new one for you. It’s very low in fat, contains good sources of iron and fiber, and, it’s quite tasty!

Spicy Lentil Spinach Soup
1 can or one cup prepared lentils
2 cups frozen spinach or three cups fresh spinach
1 medium onion, chopped
2 stalks of celery, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
2 or more cloves of garlic, crushed
4 cups of water
Olive oil
Cumin
Curry
Cayenne

1. Saute both types of the onion, celery, and carrots in the olive oil until the carrots start getting a little soft.
2. Add in the spinach, lentils, and spices and stir until combined
3. Pour in the water. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or more.
4. Eat.

This was very good soup, and note that it wasn’t blended. I actually took soup with chunks to work, ate it at my desk, and wore none of it. I was very proud of. I’m so proud that I will tempt fate and try it again tomorrow.

Note the lack of meat in this soup. Completely vegan. It was quite hearty and filling and I didn’t feel sluggish at 3:00 as I am prone to when I have heavier lunches.

This is not a lovely soup. As you may know, I don’t excel at food photography. Lack of true effort often has that effect. But it’s really hard to get a pretty picture of a not so pretty soup. Trust me when I say, what this soup lacks in beauty, it makes up for in really good flavor and excellent ease. You will not be sad you tried it.

Enjoy!

 

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