Hard to Resist Lentil Soup

Lentil soup is great for the winter time.

Chicken noodle soup is the staple food to offer for those suffering from the flu, but growing up, my mother fed me lentil soup. It’s no secret that lentil soup is rich in nutrients as it’s packed with protein. However, I didn’t eat lentil soup for the purpose of getting healthy; I consumed it because it hit close to home. It was the comfort food of all comfort food for me!

Now, my mom is not always around to give me this delicious treat when I’m sick, but I still make it from time to time. You can be sure that every bite is always a walk down memory lane. Have you ever had a similar connection with food? It’s an incredible feeling, right? Because this soup brings back good memories, I would love to share the recipe with all of you! Let me know what you think of it!

What you’ll need:

6 cups vegetable broth

1 cup rinsed brown lentils

1 chopped yellow onion

14 oz frozen spinach

1 ½ cup parsley

1 chopped garlic clove

2 tsp sumac

2 tsp crushed red pepper

2 tsp cumin

2 tsp sugar

2 tsp coriander

2 tbsp olive oil

3 tsp mint flakes

1 tbsp flour

2 cups water

1 lime juice

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

You’re going to need a large ceramic pot for this recipe. Heat it with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Drop the chopped onions and saute them until they are brown. Combine all the spices, mint, flour, sugar, and garlic in the pot. Cook this for about 3 minutes on medium-high and regularly stir it.
Add water and broth, and raise the heat to high. Bring this mixture to boil, and add lentils along with frozen spinach. You want to cook this for about 6 minutes on high and then lessen the heat to medium-low. To cook the lentils thoroughly, leave it in simmering for about 20 minutes.
When it is thoroughly cooked, stir the lime juice topped with parsley. Serve it warm with a pita bread and enjoy a taste of home!