Lemon, lentil and spinach soup recipe



Ingredients (serves 6)

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 1/2 cups dried brown lentils
3 potatoes, peeled, diced
2 litres vegetable stock
1 bunch English spinach, leaves removed, washed, chopped
2 lemons, rind finely grated, juiced
Turkish bread, to serve

Method

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until soft. Add lentils, potatoes and stock. Bring to the boil. Use a slotted spoon to skim any residue from surface of soup.

Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, for 25 minutes or until lentils are tender. Remove from heat. Add spinach, 1/2 cup of lemon juice, and salt and pepper. Stir until well combined. Ladle into bowls. Top with lemon rind. Serve with bread.