Winter time is the perfect season to try out a variety of soups to keep yourself warm. This is a delicious and healthy soup rich in iron, protein, and antioxidants, perfect for the cold weather.
1 medium onion
3 cloves of chopped garlic
2 spoons of olive oil
2 large or 3 medium size carrots dices
2 celery diced
2 bay leaves
1 (14.5 oz.) can of crushed tomatoes
1 cup of red lentils
1 cup of green (grey) lentils
4 cups of chicken broth
4 cups of water
2 cups of spinach
2 spoons of lemon
1/2 teaspoon of cumin
1/2 teaspoon of coriander
1 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
salt and ground black pepper to season
Chop the garlic and onion.
Chop the carrots and celery.
Pour 2 spoons of olive oil into a cooking pot and sauté the garlic and onion for 4 minutes (till the onions crystalize).
Add carrots and celery and cook for another 4 minutes.
Add lentils, broth, water, and crushed tomatoes.
Cook on a medium heat for 45 minutes.
Add spinach and cook for another 10 minutes.
Season with herbs, salt and pepper, add lemon juice.
Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.