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Addas Bil Hamod (Lebanese Lentil Soup with Spinach)

Ingredients
 1 ½ lbs Ziyad brand Large Whole Lentils
 2 tbsp Sultan brand Olive Oil
 ½ cup chopped onion
 16 oz frozen spinach (optional Sultan brand Frozen Molokhia)
 2 cups peeled potatoes, diced
 1 tbsp dried mint
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
 ½ cup fresh lemon juice
 Salt and pepper to taste
Directions
1

Heat 1 T olive oil in stock pot. Add onions and cook until dark brown.

2

Add lentils, spinach, potatoes, and mint. Pour enough water until it is about 3 inches above the ingredients. Bring to boil.

3

Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 20 minutes, or until lentils are tender. If soup is too thick, add a little water at a time to achieve desired thickness.

4

In a saucepan, heat remainder of olive oil. Add garlic and cilantro. Turn heat off and add lemon juice to deglaze pan.

5

Pour lemon, garlic, cilantro mixture into soup and combine thoroughly. Salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!!