This spinach lentil soup with lemon is a perfect way to use up all of those lentils stockpiled in your pantry. I make this soup with lentils, spinach, carrots and fresh lemon whenever I’m in need of some healthy comfort food.

Spinach Lentil Soup with Lemon

This spinach lentil soup with lemon is a perfect way to use up all of those lentils stockpiled in your pantry. I make this soup with lentils, spinach, carrots and fresh lemon whenever I’m in need of some healthy comfort food.

This spinach lentil soup with lemon is a perfect way to use up all of those lentils stockpiled in your pantry. I make this soup with lentils, spinach, carrots and fresh lemon whenever I’m in need of some healthy comfort food.

Quite simply, spinach lentil soup with lemon became my all-time favorite lentil soup especially during quarantine.  It was inspired by my Lebanese Lentil Soup with vegetables soup recipe. The only difference is that I substituted spinach with swish chard and left out potatoes.

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Ingredients:

  • 8 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups brown lentils – rinsed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped carrot (2 large carrots)
  • 2 heaping cups shredded spinach
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 lemon- sliced round
  •  Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp corn starch

Directions:

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot on medium heat.
  2. Add the olive oil, onions and salt. Lightly brown the onions, stirring frequently. 
  3. Add lentils and stir with browned onions for 1 minute. 
  4. Pour 8 cups of water.
  5. Increase the heat to high and bring just to a boil. 
  6. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, partially covered, until the lentils are tender, usually about 25 minutes.  
  7. Add carrots, cover the pot and cook for additional 15 mins.
  8. Uncover the pot and stir in the spinach and cook, uncovered, another 5 minutes.
  9. Add lemon slices.
  10. Pour lemon juice.
  11. In a small bowl, mix corn starch and 5 tbsp of warm water together and add to the pot.
  12. Continue to simmer for another 5 minutes. 
  13. Remove and discard lemon slices, as they tend to turn bitter if left for too long.
  14. Serve and add additional fresh squeezed lemon to taste.
  15. Enjoy!

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This spinach lentil soup with lemon is a perfect way to use up all of those lentils stockpiled in your pantry. I make this soup with lentils, spinach, carrots and fresh lemon whenever I’m in need of some healthy comfort food.

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