Greek Lentil Soup

Greek Lentil Soup

Greek Lentil Soup

Ingredients:

  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 4 large carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic diced small
  • 1 T oregano
  • 2 tsp basil
  • 2 cups lentils
  • 4 cups tomatoes diced (fresh or canned)
  • 4 cups broth ( vegetable or chicken)
  • 2 -4 cups spinach chopped (optional)
  • juice of 1 lemon – DO NOT LEAVE THIS STEP OUT
  • salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Drizzle oil in the pot and heat.
  2. Saute the onions until translucent.
  3. Add celery, and carrots. Cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in the garlic, oregano, and basil and cook for two minutes more.
  5. Pour in the lentils, tomatoes, and broth.
  6. Stir and bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat and simmer for at least 1 hour. (3 hours is best if you have the time)
  8. Stir in spinach and lemon juice.
  9. Salt and pepper to taste.

 

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