Easy Spinach Lentil Soup

Easy Spinach Lentil Soup

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"This lentil soup is easy and delicious. Though the recipe calls for carrots, potatoes, and spinach, add any other vegetables you love."

Ingredients 1 h 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 385 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 385 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 59.9g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 25.9 g
  • 52%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 1487 mg
  • 59%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place bacon in a large skillet or Dutch oven and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Stir in carrot, onion, and olive oil cooking until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Cover bacon mixture with chicken broth, water, and salsa; mix in lentils, bay leaf, cumin, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until lentils are tender, 40 to 50 minutes. Stir in spinach and potatoes; simmer until spinach is wilted and potatoes are cooked, 10 to 15 minutes longer.
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Gina B.
4/25/2013

Yum! I followed recipe as instructed with the following modifications and it turned out great! -Chopped bacon before frying -Used Medium Salsa, didn't add any black pepper -After I fried bacon I drained fat, but added about half back in -Used canned lentils -3/4 tbsp Cumin 1/4 dried Bay Leaves Thanks! Hubby enjoyed too.

MELANEYBAGWELL
2/22/2014

Turned out GREAT! Such a nice change from the standard chili, broccoli cheddar, or baked potato soups. Light and relatively low cal. Will definitely do this again. I did add 2 tbsp. lemon juice as well as 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar to give it a bit of "tang". Thanks for the terrific recipe!

Michelle K
1/5/2014

I used lentils for the first time in this recipe. A word of caution...if you use red lentils, reduce the cooking time. Red lentils take the shortest amount of time to cook. My soup came out mushy. Next time maybe 25 minutes with red lentils in it.