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Simple Lentil Soup

Lentil soup is such a comfort soup to me.  I have fond memories of sitting at the kitchen table with my mom as a child, sorting through lentils and looking for stones (that is an important step so don't skip it!).  My mom always liked to get us involved in the kitchen which is most likely why I love cooking so much to this day.  Her lentil soup was and is, always so delicious!  This is my version of lentil soup that I hope to teach my children how to make one day soon.  I like to keep this soup simple.  While I will occasionally add extra veggies to it, this is always the base.  I hope that you enjoy it as much as we do!


3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, quartered and thinly sliced
1 tsp. of dried thyme (or a bundle of fresh)
2 carrots, chopped
6 celery stalks, chopped
1 head of garlic, roughly chopped
1 cup of brown lentils, sorted and rinsed
6 to 8 cups of vegetable stock (I use low sodium Better than Bouillon brand)
4 cups of fresh spinach
salt and pepp…

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