I have always been a bean/lentil fanatic. As a child I loved beans. All beans. I could have eaten beans every single day. This is how much I loved beans. I still love beans (as do my kids), but lately, I’ve reached for lentils. If I had to pick, I’d say lentil soup is one of my favorite meals. I usually make a giant pot, which lasts us for two or three days. The soup is warm, filling and delicious; and good for you.
Here’s my super easy lentil soup recipe. When I was a kid, both my grandma and mom used to make a similar soup. It’s thick and hearty – Perfect on a cold winter day.
1. In a large soup pot, heat oil over medium heat.
2. Add onions, carrots; cook and stir until onion is tender.
3. Stir in lentils, potatoes and sprinkle with flour.
4. Add water and tomato sauce. Add bouillon cubes, salt, pepper, oregano. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for at least 30 minutes.
5. Add spinach.
After Christmas, I added leftover ham to the soup. So good. Germans also like to add one or two tablespoons of vinegar. It’s optional.