Here is a quick, cheap, delicious lentil soup recipe that I've made for many years. This one always gets rave reviews. Don't skimp on the fresh spinach, it makes the soup extra tasty.
1 Large Onion
1 Pound Package Lentils
4-5 Diced Yellow or Red Potatoes
2-3 Cups Fresh Spinach
10 Cups Vegetable or Chicken Stock
2 Tbs. Herbes de Provence or 1 Tbs. Thyme 1/2 Tbs. Rosemary 1/2 Tbs Marjoram
1/2 Tbs. Fresh Ground Pepper
1/4 Tbs. Salt
Heat 1 tbs. olive oil in medium sized stock pot. Saute onion until it is translucent.
Add diced carrots and potatoes. Saute for 5 mins, until carrots and potatoes begin to soften. Add Herbes de Provence and pepper and salt, stir to evenly coat ingredients. Add lentils and soup stock. Bring content of pot to a boil, then reduce to simmer for 35 mins. After lentil have softened, and about 5 mins. before soup is done, add fresh spinach. Serve hot.
Comments: Photo coming soon. This soup freezes and reheats very well.