Easy Lentil Soup

Lentils are a great grain to work with. They require no soaking and they cook really fast making this recipe super easy and fast. Lentils are a great source of protein and fiber. Add or delete any of the vegetables to be creative and suit your taste. This a great recipe for the Standard Process Cleanse.
 
 
 
 
INGREDIENTS:
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
2 carrots, diced
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
2 cups dry lentils
8 cups water
1/2 cup spinach, rinsed and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons vinegar
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
DIRECTIONS:
1. In a large soup pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, and celery; cook and stir until onion is tender. Stir in garlic, bay leaf, oregano, and basil; cook for 2 minutes.
2. Stir in lentils, and add water and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for at least 1 hour. When ready to serve stir in spinach, and cook until it wilts. Stir in vinegar, and season to taste with salt and pepper, and more vinegar if desired. 

recipe from allrecipes.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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