Preserved Lemon Lentil Soup

December 26, 2010
Preserved Lemon Lentil Soup

Author Notes: From a Mediterranean restaurant.WFO Opa

Serves: 6


  • 4 cups Broth
  • 1 cup lentils, rinsed and picked over
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 4 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/4 preserved lemon rinsed and pulp removed
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Measure the vegetable broth, lentils, onion, carrots, preserved lemon and garlic into a slow cooker pot. Stir together, cover, and set on low for 8-10 hours. At this point, the lentils should be very soft. Mash some with a fork against the side of the pot to thicken. Stir in the spinach and cilantro. Cover and continue to cook for 20 minutes longer. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot with fresh pita bread.

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