Recipe by 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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dried lentils, rinsed
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 (10 ounce) package
fresh spinach, torn
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.
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.
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!
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.
It was pretty good, but nothing special. Followed the recipe, but maybe next time I'd add more bacon, or some kind of Italian sausage (but that kind of takes away from it being a healthy soup, which is why I picked this recipe!) it is a good basic recipe, but I need a bit more flavor. DH said he would eat it again, though, so that tells you something!
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.
Super easy, nutritious and delicious!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 46
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