Lebanese Lentil Soup

Total Time
1hr 40mins
10 mins
1 hr 30 mins

Truly, a wonderful soup!

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  1. Place cilantro in a food processor with garlic, 3 Tbsps olive oil, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  2. Process until mixture forms a paste.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Sauté onions in 1/4 cup of olive oil until light brown.
  5. Add lentils and mix.
  6. Cook on medium heat for a few minutes.
  7. Add cinnamon and water.
  8. Turn heat to medium-high and cook, uncovered, for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  9. Turn heat to medium, add remaining salt, spinach, potatoes and cilantro paste.
  10. and cook, uncovered, on low heat until lentils are creamy.
  11. Add lemon juice and continue cooking, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  12. (Total cooking time about 1 1/2 hours.) This soup can be served cold, warm or hot.