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Spicy Lentil Soup

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Description

This  spicy lentil soup is a flavorful and hearty one-pot dinner! You don’t need to add a thing but your favorite pita or freshly-baked bread. Because lentils pack lots of protein and fiber, they make a great substitute for meat.

Ingredients

3 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, diced
2 chopped celery stalks
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp of cumin
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
2 Yukon gold potatoes peeled and diced
1-19 oz / 798 ml can of diced tomatoes
1-14 oz / 400 ml can of lentils, drained
8 cups vegetable broth 2 liters
3 bay leaves
4 cups baby spinach 75 g
salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1
In a saucepan over medium heat, soften the onions, carrots and celery in the oil.
2
Add minced garlic, curry powder, cumin, turmeric, oregano, crushed red pepper and cook for 2 minutes.
3
Add potatoes, canned tomatoes, lentils, vegetable broth, bay leaves.
4
Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 60 minutes.
5
Remove the bay leaves, add baby spinach, adjust the seasoning and serve hot.