Monday, January 25, 2016

Is it soup yet?

The recent cold temperatures, which included a bit of snow in our area, have made it a time to focus on soups/stews around here.

This one was especially warming and comforting!  

2 medium onions, sliced
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons olive or canola oil
3 cups water (I did have to add water to this as it cooked, so I'd advise being prepared to do this).
1 teaspoon salt
8 ounces dried lentils (about 1 1/4 cups)
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
2 teaspoons lemon juice
10 ounces spinach, chopped (about 4 cups) or 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed
    (I substituted fresh chopped kale)
- Cook and stir onions and garlic in oil in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat until onions are tender.  Stir in water, salt and lentils.  Heat to boiling; reduce heat.  Cover and simmer one hour.
- Stir in lemon peel, lemon juice, and spinach.  Cover and simmer until spinach is tender, about 5 minutes.  (Kale will take a bit longer).  Four servings, about 1 1/4 cup each.

I thank Betty Crocker from 1986 for this recipe! Always a favorite!


  1. It looks so yummy. I love lentil soup. This sounds like a great recipe.

  2. Nellie, This cold weather is the perfect soup/stew making time...also good for baking. Hope you are staying warm and enjoying the quiet. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  3. Nellie, I haven't had lentils in a while, even though I love them. Your soup sounds just right to warm our tummies during this winter. Have a great afternoon! ♥

  4. Soups are so good on these cold winter days.

  5. I'm confused Nellie. Soups usually have lots of liquid but this looks rather on the dry side although, it looks very yummy. I know, I'm so bad, I just had to twist that spoon, did I. lol.
    Take care and stay warm and safe and eat lot of lentil soup.

  6. Looks great. I spent time cooking and baking, too. It was a very yummy weekend.

  7. Sounds good Nellie. When we were kids, my father use to make Escarole & Lentil Soup. I bet your soup is yummy!

    Stay warm Nellie. We were lucky enough not to get oo much snow but, soup is still on the menu!

  8. Well, I'm late getting to this party, but I will say that this sounds really good! Even down here, where the lowest temps have been in the upper 20s, soup is always welcomed, as well as a hearty bowl of red beans and rice! LOL I hope your day has been restful, and that a good night's sleep will not be too far away. Have a lovely evening, Sister! Love you!

  9. I'm always looking for new ideas. This looks delicious.

  10. A snowy winter will surely put you in the mood for stews, etc. Today (the 31st) it was almost sixty! I had to dig out my sandals! We have windows open!!