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Gentle Lentil Soup

2 1/2 c Lentils, rinsed and drained
7 c Water or stock
2 md Onions, chopped
3 Cloves garlic, minced
Juice of one lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
2 Stalks celery, chopped
2 tb Olive oil
1 Or 2 bunches spinach, chard, or collards, washed and chopped


Saute onions, garlic and celery in the olive oil, 5-10 min.

Add lentils, and water or stock and simmer until lentils are very soft. If necessary, add more water to get soup to desired consistency.

Add greens, salt and pepper. Simmer for 10 more minutes or until greens are tender.

4. Stir in lemon juice right before serving.

Serves 16 preschool or 12 school-age children.


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