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Tailgating Lentil Spinach Soup

The beginning of fall means it’s tailgating time — even for non-meat eaters. This tailgate-friendly vegan soup is chockfull of lentils, spinach, and tomatoes, making it a warm and wonderful vegan meal for those crisp football game afternoons.

Tailgating Lentil Spinach Soup

Makes 6


    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 1 large carrot, finely chopped
    • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 (15-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
    • 1 cup red or green lentils
    • 6 cups vegetable broth
    • 3 cups packed baby spinach leaves
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


    1. In a large soup pot over medium-high heat, heat oil.
    1. Add onion, carrot, and celery and cook, stirring often, until vegetables are just tender.
    1. Stir in garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
    1. Stir in tomatoes, lentils, and broth and bring to a boil. Recuce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes or until lentils are tender.
    1. Stir in spinach and cook, stirring, until spinach wilts.
    1. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

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