Hearty Lentil Soup

Hearty lentil soup, chock full of veggies and very yummy. Serve with warm cornbread.

Ingredients

* 1 onion, chopped
* ¼ cup olive oil
* 2 carrots, diced
* 2 stalks celery, chopped
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 teaspoon dried oregano
* 1 bay leaf
* 1 teaspoon dried basil
* 1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
* 2 cups dry lentils
* 8 cups veggie broth or chicken broth
* ½ cup spinach, rinsed and thinly sliced
* 2 tablespoons vinegar
* salt to taste
* ground black pepper to taste


Directions

* Step 1 
In a large soup pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, and celery; cook and stir until onion is tender. Stir in garlic, bay leaf, oregano, and basil; cook for 2 minutes.



* Step 2 
Stir in lentils, and add water and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for at least 1 hour. When ready to serve stir in spinach, and cook until it wilts. Stir in vinegar, and season to taste with salt and pepper, and more vinegar if desired.


Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

349 calories; protein 18.3g 37% DV; carbohydrates 48.2g 16% DV; fat 10g 15% DV; cholesterol mg; sodium 130.5mg 5% DV.

Hearty Lentil Soup