Lentil Soup

Ingredient – ¼ cup olive oil – 1 onion, chopped – 2 carrots, diced

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– 2 stalks celery, chopped – 2 cloves garlic, minced – 1 bay leaf

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– 1 teaspoon dried oregano – 1 teaspoon dried basil – 2 cups dry lentil

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 -- 8 cups water – 1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoe – ½ cup spinach, rinsed and thinly sliced

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– 2 tablespoons vinegar – salt to taste – ground black pepper to taste

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DIRECTIONS  1. Heat oil, sauté onions, carrots, celery. 2. Add garlic, bay leaf, herbs; cook.

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3. Mix in lentils, water, tomatoes; simmer. 4. Stir in spinach; wilt.

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5. Add vinegar, salt, pepper; adjust seasoning. 6. Serve piping hot and relish the flavors!

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7.Garnish with fresh herbs if desired. 8. Enjoy a comforting bowl of lentil soup.

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