Spinach and Lentil Soup with Cheese and Basil Recipe

Looking for an easy Spinach and Lentil Soup with Cheese and Basil recipe? Learn how to make Spinach and Lentil Soup with Cheese and Basil using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by ambernorris

Makes 4 servings



This recipe can be made ahead?just wait to stir in spinach until after you reheat the soup.

Recipe Ingredients for Spinach and Lentil Soup with Cheese and Basil

1 serving Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 medium slices, cooked (raw product packed 20/lb) Pork, Cured, Bacon
1.25 cup, chopped Onions
0.75 cup, diced Celery
0.75 cup, chopped Carrots
1 Teaspoon Thyme
1 tsp, crumbled Bay Leaf
1 cup Organics Green Lentils Dry
3 cup Light
6 oz Organic Baby Spinach
1 tbsp, ground Basil, Dried
1 lemon yields Lemon Juice
0.13 tsp Pepper, Black

Recipe Directions for Spinach and Lentil Soup with Cheese and Basil

  1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add pancetta; cook 1 minute or until pancetta begins to brown, stirring occasionally. Add onion and next 4 ingredients (through bay leaf); cook 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Add lentils, broth, and 2 cups water; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 40 minutes or until lentils are tender and mixture is slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Discard bay leaf.

  2. Place 2 cups lentil mixture in a blender. Remove the center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape), and secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters), and blend until smooth. Return pureed lentil mixture to pan. Add baby spinach, chopped basil, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and black pepper; stir until spinach wilts. Serve immediately.

Categories

Beans, Soup, Boil

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 374.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
56
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.2g
10%
Saturated Fat
1.3g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
517mg
22%
Potassium
290mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
31.9g
11%
Dietary Fiber
12.1g
48%
Sugars
4.3g
Protein
12.4g
Vitamin A 140% Vitamin C 40%
Calcium 12% Iron 29%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
92% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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