Hearty Lentil Soup With Spinach - Vegetarian Version

Recipe by Chef #698258
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 8-12
YIELD: 3-4 Quarts




  • Heat olive oil at medium-high heat.
  • Add onions, carrots and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables begin to soften (4-8 minutes).
  • Add garlic and cook until fragrant (30 seconds).
  • Stir in tomatoes, bay leaf and thyme; cook until fragrant (30 seconds).
  • Stir in lentils, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook until vegetables are softened and lentils have darkened *7-10 minutes).
  • Uncover, add vegetable broth and water.
  • Bring to a boil, cover partially, and reduce heat to low.
  • Simmer until lentils are tender but not mushy (30-35 minutes).
  • Discard bay leaf.
  • Puree 3 cups soup in blender until smooth, then return puree to pot.
  • Stir in spinach until wilted.
  • Serve! (or place in plastic containers for work!).