Hearty Lentil Soup with Spinach
Why This Recipe Works
We wanted a lentil soup recipe that would give us a brightly colored and flavored soup that was hearty but not too thick, with a subtle, smoky depth from meat. We sweated the lentils in a covered pan with aromatic vegetables and bacon before adding the liquid, which helped them hold their shape. Pureeing some of the soup added body and texture, and finishing our lentil soup recipe with a splash of balsamic vinegar brightened the dish.