Photo by Fernanda Alvarez

Lentil, Chipotle and Spinach Soup

Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
A healthy, easy and delicious recipe that you can store and eat throughout the week!

This lentil, chipotle and spinach soup is a healthy, low calorie and delicious recipe that is a great vegetarian dish but you could also add your choice protein. I used black lentils but you can use brown, red, yellow lentils with or without the husk!

The chipotle adds a smoky spice to it that you could also leave out if spiciness is not your thing.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, heat olive oil. Add carrots, celery, and onion and cook until the ingredients start to soften; about 5 minutes. Add garlic, cumin, coriander, and chipotles, and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add tomatoes, lentils, thyme, and vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low, cover partially, and let simmer until lentils are tender and soup has thickened; about 20 minutes. (If most of liquid has been absorbed, add in ½ to 1 cup more water.)
  4. Stir in spinach and continue cooking until wilted, 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
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