Syrian-Style Lentil and Spinach Soup


This soup is like a warm hug. And it's very easy to prepare.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • cup dry green lentils

  • 1 ¾ cups water

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • cup chopped fresh spinach

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Heat oil in a pot over medium heat. Stir in onion and cook until soft about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the lentils and water and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until lentils are tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Cooking times will vary depending on the freshness of the lentils.

  2. Ladle a half cup of the soup liquid into a bowl and whisk in the flour to form a paste. Mix the paste into the soup. Add the spinach, lemon juice, and salt. If you prefer a thinner soup, add a bit more water. Cook until spinach is wilted, about 5 minutes. Adjust salt and lemon to suit your taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

166 Calories
4g Fat
25g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 166
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 304mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 11g 38%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 11mg 55%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 410mg 9%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.