Lentil Soup

Today is the usual soupy Saturday, so we having that great lentil soup.
2 cups dried lentils
1 lb spinach (leaves only)
1/4 cup olive oil
3/4 cup chopped onion
2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup sliced celery
3/4 cup lemon juice
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper sauce
1 tsp flour

Clean and wash lentils. Cover with water and cook in a covered saucepan until tender. Wash spinach leaves and chop finely. Add these and one cup water to the lentils. Continue cooking until the spinach is done, adding more water if necessary. Heat the olive oil and add onion; continue cooking until mixture is tender. Add these to the lentil mixture. Mix lemon juice and flour; stir into the soup. Add salt and pepper and cook gently stirring occasionally until soup has thickened.


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