Smoky Tomato Lentil Soup With Spinach & Olives

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion (thinly sliced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons paprika (sweet smoked)
  • 1 cup brown lentils (dried, or green lentils)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper (fresh)
  • 24 ounces tomatoes (can fire-roasted)
  • 4 cups baby spinach (fresh, or chopped spinach)
  • 3/4 cup kalamata olives (roughly chopped)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium35% DV850mg
    Fat6% DV4g
    Protein18% DV9g
    Carbs9% DV27g
    Fiber48% DV12g
    Calories180Calories from Fat35
    Total Fat4g6%
    Saturated Fat0g0%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat35
    Total Carbohydrate27g9%
    Dietary Fiber12g48%
    Vitamin A80%
    Vitamin C35%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Hi Laurie! 4 months ago
    This soup is delicious! I’ve made it twice and added a smoked sausage the second time which changed the nutritional information but really good nevertheless. Kalamata olives are optional.
    Becky S. 5 months ago
    This was great! I subbed kale for the spinach. My husband isn't a fan of olives so i used capers instead and it was super yummy!
    Alejandra 10 months ago
    Made this yesterday adding some carrots and smoky chipotle pepper. Added violife feta cheese on top just before serving and and ate it with pita bread. Delicious!!
    Missy a year ago
    Tweaked recipe using chicken broth and frozen spinach. Needed a bit more acid for my taste. I added some red wine vinegar and It was yummy
    Courtney G. a year ago
    I have made this recipe a few times now and I just love it. I am craving it right now as I write this review
    Maria a year ago
    WOW! So taste and fresh. I used fresh thyme from my indoor garden.
    Danny a year ago
    Needed a little more salt for my taste, and added potatoes and tofu to make it a little thicker. But was sooo tasty and loved the olives in it!
    Debra 2 years ago
    It was sooo delicious! Will definitely make it again!
    Radeyah Howard 2 years ago
    It was delicious. I added a little cayenne because we love spice! I will definitely make this again.
    Nicci 2 years ago
    This is delicious. I make it all the time. I use frozen spinach and it’s just as good.
    Chris H. 3 years ago
    This was just ok. I did not have the olives so omitted them, so I guess that potentially could have improved the taste. Needs a bolder flavor. Have several servings left so hoping that as it sits overnight that the flavors come together more.
    Sandhya 3 years ago
    Really enjoyed this! Used a teensy bit less paprika and still got a good smoky flavor. I'm not a huge olive person but they work well here. I plan to make this one again soon.
    Jen 3 years ago
    I wasn't sure how I was going to like olives in a soup but this was SO delicious and so very easy. Definitely use smoked paprika!
    Dale H. 3 years ago
    This recipe was so easy and delicious! I absolutely loved it. i really couldn't believe how much flavor there was with so few ingredients. love!
    Sheri F. 4 years ago
    Really tasty soup! The smoked paprika makes it stand out-don't skimp on it! I did not have kalamata olives, so I used some capers instead. I have also made it without and still good. Very easy to prepare .
    JT J. 4 years ago
    This recipe is delicious! My non-veg husband has requested it again. I bought canned Hunt's crushed roasted tomatoes and they went well with this recipe. I also bought crushed olives, but the next time around, I'll buy them sliced, as in the picture. The crushed olives didn't affect the taste negatively. One can add cayenne pepper to taste if they want it hotter that what the smoked paprika provides. This dish also pairs nicely with a roasted sweet potato and sliced avocado (with a dash of sea salt, if you like)!