Friday, March 5, 2010

Lentil Soup

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Years ago when I started living alone I could cook most basic foods but I never knew how to prepare soup. Everyone said it was very easy but it took me sometime to try one out. Once I did I discovered how easy it is to make delicious soup!

Below is a recipe of a creamy lentil soup.

Serves 6


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups dry lentils
  • 8 cups water
  • 1/2 cup spinach, rinsed and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a large soup pot, heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onions, carrots, and celery; cook and stir until onion is tender.
  3. Stir in garlic, bay leaf, oregano, and basil; cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in lentils, and add water and tomatoes. Bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat, and simmer for at least 1 hour.
  6. When ready to serve puree the soup. This step can be skipped if you don't want a smooth soup
  7. Stir in spinach and cook until it wilts.
  8. Stir in vinegar, and season to taste with salt and pepper, and more vinegar if desired.

The original recipe taken from All Recipes site.

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