Foodie Friday: You Had Me At Lentils

Foodie Friday: You Had Me At Lentils

by | Jul 21, 2023 | Foodie Friday, Recipes

Just the word “lentils” sounds healthy and did you know they’re delicious?  If you haven’t tried lentils this is a great beginner’s recipe that just happens to be kidney-friendly!

Lentil Soup with Spinach and Carrots


– 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed and sorted

– 1 onion, diced

– 2 cloves garlic, minced

– 2 carrots, peeled and diced

– 2 cups fresh spinach

– 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth

– 2 tbsp olive oil

– Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and sauté until onion is translucent.
  2. Add diced carrots and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add lentils and vegetable broth, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30-40 minutes or until lentils are tender.
  4. Add fresh spinach and cook until wilted, about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve hot and enjoy!


Note: The above recipe is intended as a guideline and should be customized to suit individual dietary needs. Consult a registered dietitian for personalized nutrition advice.

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