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Easy Spinach Lentil Soup

Easy Spinach Lentil Soup

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Maggie R.

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

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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

Directions

  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.
3
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
1
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!

Gordon Smith
0
8/8/2014

I really enjoyed this soup. I took the suggestion to change the ingredients. I substituted fresh chopped kale for the spinach, I left out the potatoes, I used hot salsa and substituted smoked pork neck instead of the bacon. I also did what Gina B. suggested and added cumin and a bay leaf. It turned out terrific. The kale holds up well and has a better flavor, I think, than the spinach. I don't eat potatoes much any more and didn't see the point in adding them. The salsa added some spiciness, and the smoked pork neck gives a lot of flavor with a little bit of meat.