We all know the Thermomix is great at making soups and this Lentil and Spinach Soup is no exception!
You’ll find this hearty soup to be a complete meal, nothing else needed. It’s a perfect mix of protein and veggies. The combination of textures is great and it is lovely and thick, super satisfying!
Nourishing and delicious, this lovely soup takes only 5 minutes to get into the Thermomix and get cooking. In total, it’s ready in about 40 minutes. It is bound to leave your family happy, with full bellies.
Cheap and cheerful! The ingredients needed for Lentil and Spinach Soup…
The ingredients needed for Lentil and Spinach Soup are simple, cheap, and actually things you’ll more than likely have on hand at any given time.
The best lentils to use in this soup are green lentils. Sometimes they’re labelled ‘green/brown lentils’. Check out my photo above if you’re not sure, also here are the exact ones I use. They’re creamy and nutty and the texture of them is great in a soup like this.
Spinach – frozen spinach is something most people have on hand, so I’ve chosen to use it in this recipe. Fresh silverbeet, baby spinach, etc. will also work well, especially good for those that are lucky enough to be able to grow it. When using fresh, chop it first and use no more than up to the maximum fill line in the thermie bowl (once added, push it down below the surface to guage).
Onion, garlic, celery, tomatoes – are all added for flavour, as well as texture.
Potato – this will break down and help to thicken the soup. Some chunks of potato may remain, or it might all break down. Both are fine and correct!
Stock and spices
These of course add flavour.
Again this is added for flavour. Not only does the amount used in this add a lovely lemony flavour, but it actually highlights the flavours of other ingredients. Feel free to decrease/increase according to your tastes.
How to make this satisfying soup
(Full recipe can be found on the recipe card further down the page)
Lentil and Spinach Soup is made in just four simple steps. Easy! Before you start, take a few minutes to prep the veggies and rinse the lentils.
Once that’s done, it’s time to get started. First, add the onion, celery and garlic to the bowl. Chop, then scrape down the bowl, add the oil then saute.
Next, add tomatoes, potato, lentils, stock, lemon zest, spices and water. Cook, then add spinach and lemon juice. Just a few minutes more cooking to warm through the spinach.
Hearty – Chunky – Thick – Healthy – Yummy!
This really is such a hearty meal, nothing needed on the side. If you have big appetites or extra mouths to feed, you could always serve it with some bread to make it go further.
A dollop of yoghurt on top and some fresh coriander or parsley finish it off beautifully.
Looking for more of the best Thermomix soups?
Soups in thermie are easy and delicious if you have the right recipes. Here are a few of our favourites:
My cookbooks – Feel Good Food Made Easy and Family Favourites Made Easy – also have some of the most popular Thermobexta soup recipes in them, you can find them here in the shop. In them you’ll find Minestrone, Tuscan Bean Soup, Mulligatawny, Wonton Noodle Soup, Miso Noodle Soup, Lemon and Barley Soup, and more.
Lentil and Spinach Soup
- 150 g brown onion quartered
- 150 g celery roughly chopped
- 4 garlic cloves 20g
- 20 g olive oil
- 200 g tomatoes diced 2cm
- 100 g potato diced 1cm
- 150 g dried green/brown lentils thoroughly rinsed
- 60 g Odds-and-Ends Vegetable Stock Concentrate
- 2 strips lemon zest about 10cm each
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- 0.5 tsp cinnamon powder
- 700 g water
- 250 g frozen chopped spinach
- 20 g lemon juice
- fresh coriander to serve (optional)
- Greek yoghurt to serve (optional)
- Place onion, celery and garlic in mixer bowl. Chop 2 seconds/speed 6/MC on. Scrape down bowl.
- Add oil. Saute 4 minutes/steaming temperature/speed 1/MC off.
- Add tomatoes, potato, lentils, stock, lemon zest, turmeric, cinnamon and water. Cook 30 minutes/100/speed 1/MC on.
- Add spinach and lemon juice. Cook 5 minutes/100/speed 2/MC on.
- Remove lemon zest before serving. Delicious served on its own, or topped with a spoonful of Greek yoghurt and some coriander.
Please note, nutrition information is calculated via an online recipe nutrition calculator and is a guide only. It is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed 100% accurate. I am not a nutritionist or trained health professional.