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Monday Meals with Monica: Lentil Soup

It’s Monday Meals with Monica! It’s cold outside, so what better thing to make than soup? We’re making lentil soup today!



  • Olive Oil
  • Four cloves of garlic, minced
  • Half an onion, diced
  • 1 cup dried lentils
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup spinach, rinsed
  • 1 cup carrot, chopped
  • 2 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Dried oregano
  • 3 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste


In a large sauce pot, heat oil, garlic and onion over medium heat until tender, stirring occasionally. Add in carrots, celery, oregano, paprika, and salt and pepper. Cook until tender. Stir in lentils, water, broth, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Add in tomatoes and spinach. Cook until spinach wilts and lentils are to your liking.


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Monica Sager is a freelance writer from Clark University, where she is pursuing a double major in psychology and self-designed journalism with a minor in English. She wants to become an investigative journalist to combat and highlight humanitarian issues. Monica has previously been published in The Pottstown Mercury, The Week UK, Worcester Telegram and Gazette and even The Boston Globe. Read more of Monica’s previous work on her Twitter @MonicaSager3.
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