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Vospapur (Armenian Lentil and Spinach Soup)

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Category: Soups, Appetizers, Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lg Onion, chopped
  • 3 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 ts Ground cumin
  • 1/2 ts Ground coriander
  • 1 ts Hungarian paprika
  • 6 c Vegetable stock
  • 1 1/2 c Dried lentils
  • -- rinsed & drained
  • 20 oz Frozen spinach, thawed
  • 29 oz Tomatoes, chopped
  • Salt & pepper
  • 4 tb Lemon juice


Heat a non-stick soup pot or Dutch oven over high heat. When the pan is
very hot, all at once add the onion, garlic, cumin, coriander, and paprika.
Let sit for 30 seconds without stirring, then add 1/4 cup of the chicken
stock. Saute over high heat, stirring, for 4 minutes. Add another 1/4 cup
of the chicken stock and scrape the bottom of the pot. Add the lentils and
spinach and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the remaining 5 1/2 cups of
chicken stock and the tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low,
season with salt and pepper, and simmer, covered, until the lentils are
tender, about 50 minutes. Season with the lemon juice and additional salt
and pepper, if needed. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving. Serving Ideas
: Serve with a good dense hearty bread.

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