Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

A nice satisfying lentil soup with spinach and pesto to add some extra flavor! This is a very flexible recipe and many of the ingredients may be substituted or the amounts varied according to taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Just put everything into a 6-8 qt stockpot, add water to about two inches from the rim and simmer. I ended up simmering mine for about 1 hour. I cooked some small shells for those who wanted a little heartier soup. I served some extra pesto sauce and some grated Parmesan for those who wanted it.
  2. Any type of tomatoes will do; diced, crushed, sauce, pizza sauce, marinara in a pinch. Just use what you've got!
Most Helpful

5 5

I didn't really make this recipe, but I stole the idea of putting spinach and pesto in my lentil soup, and it was the best I've ever made! I couldn't stop eating it! Thanks for the great idea.