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Lentil and Spinach Soup

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Delight in the comforting embrace of our Homestyle Hearty: Lentil and Spinach Soup. This soup is a testament to the simplicity and nourishment of home cooking, featuring hearty lentils and fresh, vibrant spinach. Each spoonful offers a warming blend of flavors and textures, making it a perfect meal for any cozy night in.

Lentil and Spinach Soup


Time Requirements

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings

  • Serves: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 bowl

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 200 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Fat: 4g

Ingredients

  • Lentils: 200 grams (1 cup)
  • Fresh spinach: 150 grams (5 ounces)
  • Onion, chopped: 100 grams (1 medium)
  • Garlic, minced: 10 grams (2 cloves)
  • Vegetable broth: 1 liter (4 cups)
  • Olive oil: 15 ml (1 tablespoon)
  • Cumin: 5 grams (1 teaspoon)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh herbs for garnish

Method of Preparation

  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Sauté onion and garlic until translucent.
  3. Add lentils, cumin, salt, and pepper. Stir well.
  4. Pour in vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until lentils are tender.
  6. Add spinach and cook until wilted.
  7. Serve hot, garnished with fresh herbs.

Culinary Tips

  • For a creamier texture, blend part of the soup before adding spinach.
  • Add a squeeze of lemon juice before serving for a tangy flavor.

FAQs

Can I use canned lentils?

Yes, but reduce the cooking time accordingly.

How can I store this soup?

Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can I freeze this soup?

Yes, freeze without the spinach and add it when reheating.


Our Homestyle Hearty: Lentil and Spinach Soup is more than just a meal; it's a bowl of comfort, warmth, and nourishment. Enjoy it with your family or cozy up with a book and savor the simple joys of delicious, heartwarming soup. Here's to soulful meals and happy hearts! 🍲🌿🥣




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