Amazing and healthy recipe for Lebanese lentil soup. If you like lentil and Lebanese cooking, this recipe is for you. It contains onions, garlic, spinach, cinnamon...it's yummy.
Ingredients - Serves 8 -10
1 bunch fresh cilantro, stems removed
12 cloves garlic
2 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
2 large onions, chopped fine
1 lb lentils, washed and drained
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
12 cups water
1 (10 ounce) box frozen spinach
2 medium potatoes, cubed
6 tablespoons lemon juice
- Place cilantro in a food processor with garlic, 3 Tbsps olive oil, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
- Process until mixture forms a paste.
- Set aside.
- Sauté onions in 1/4 cup of olive oil until light brown.
- Add lentils and mix.
- Cook on medium heat for a few minutes.
- Add cinnamon and water.
- Turn heat to medium-high and cook, uncovered, for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Turn heat to medium, add remaining salt, spinach, potatoes and cilantro paste.
- and cook, uncovered, on low heat until lentils are creamy.
- Add lemon juice and continue cooking, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
- (Total cooking time about 1 1/2 hours.) This soup can be served cold, warm or hot.
Lebanese Lentil Soup
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