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  • Makes 9 cups

This hearty lentil soup gets its bright flavor from fresh tomatoes and wilted spinach. A colorful array of chopped celery, onion, carrots, and squash add loads of dimension to this easy soup, which is light enough for warm days but nourishing enough for chilly nights.

Ingredients

  • 32 ounces low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup brown or green lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped (½ cup)
  • 1 carrot, chopped (½ cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green zucchini or yellow squash, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, snipped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped (2 cups)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach

Instructions

  1. In a 6-qt. Dutch oven combine the first six ingredients (through garlic) and 1 cup water. Bring to boiling over medium-high; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 25 to 30 minutes or just until lentils are tender.
  2. Stir in squash, cumin, and oregano. Simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes more or until squash is tender. Stir in tomatoes; heat through. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat. Before serving, stir in spinach.

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Victoria2 months ago
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This was delicious. I also added some diced potatoes.

Marina3 months ago
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Amazing! I also added chili flakes, lemon zest and a bit of lemon juice. Very bright and yummy!

Connie4 months ago
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Delicious and easy to make!

Steven5 months ago
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Delicious light and yet filling soup. I jazzed mine up a titch with a pinch of red pepper flakes and the zest and juice of one lemon.

Sally5 months ago
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How many calories per serving?

Missy Benton6 months ago
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Absolutely wonderful! I’m so glad I made a lot of it!

JC6 months ago
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Looks delicious. Making your Mediterranean Lentil and spinach soup this week.

MB6 months ago
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Delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

Cornelia Roden6 months ago
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It’s on my dinner menu tonight.

Julie6 months ago
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Love lentils

Ann6 months ago
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Love this soup! Nutritious and low fat.

Donita Wright6 months ago
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Truly delicious.

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Carla Christian

Carla Christian, RD, LD, received her associate’s degree in culinary arts from The Culinary Institute of America in 2006 and her bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Michigan State University in 2009. She finished her dietetic internship from The University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2010 and is a former chef in the Better Homes and Gardens® Test Kitchen. Photo by Jason Donnelly

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