Easy Spinach Lentil Soup Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Easy Spinach Lentil Soup Recipe
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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."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 5 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 20 mins

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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 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.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 05, 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.

 
Aug 08, 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.

 
Feb 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!

 
Nov 25, 2013

I really liked this soup! I thought the bacon/salsa/rosemary combination was new and different and it used up a bag of spinach I needed to finish. I totally took out most of the bacon grease before adding the onions and carrots. That's the only change I made. Thanks for the recipe.

 
Apr 13, 2013

Super easy, nutritious and delicious!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 385 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 59.9 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 26.4 g
  • 106%
  • Protein
  • 25.9 g
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 1487 mg
  • 59%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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