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Spicy Lentil Soup With Spinach

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Ingredients
  Olive oil/Canola oil 1 Tablespoon
  Celery stalks 2 , coarsely chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), finely chopped
  Onion 1 Large, coarsely chopped
  Curry powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1 Pinch
  Brown lentils 2 Cup (32 tbs), washed and picked over
  Vegetable stock 2 Quart
  Packed fresh spinach leaves/5 ounces, 1/2 package frozen, thawed 2 Cup (32 tbs), washed and stems removed
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Plain non-fat yogurt 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

MAKING
1. In a saucepan, heat the oil over moderate heat.
2. Add the celery, garlic, onion, and spices.
3. Saute the mixture, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes, until softened.
4. Add the lentils and the stock.
5. Bring the mixture to a boil.
6. Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered and stirring occasionally, for 50 to 60 minutes, until the lentils and vegetables are tender.
7. Stir in the spinach leaves and salt.
8. Simmer the soup for about 5 minutes longer.

SERVING
9. Serve each portion of soup topped with a spoonful of yogurt.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Lentil
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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1 Comment

CinHawk's picture
OMG! This was delicious. I also added 3 diced carrots. Trader Joe's sells pre-cooked lentils in the cold case, which made this come together in 15 minutes. All the spices made it very tasty.