- 375 g green lentils, soaked for 1 hour
- salt, to taste
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 kg spinach
- 2 onions, cut in half then sliced thinly
- 4 tablespoons oil
- 6 garlic cloves, sliced
- 1 tablespoon plain flour
- 1½ lemons, juice
- Wash and drain the lentils, place them in a pan with water to cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until they are very tender, adding salt and pepper, to taste, towards the end of the cooking time.
- Wash the spinach thoroughly, remove the stems, chop the leaves coarsely, and add them to the lentils.
- Sauté the onions and garlic in oil until soft, add the flour and stir well.
- Add a cup of water and stir until this sauce thickens; then pour the sauce into the soup.
- Add the lemon juice and more water, if necessary, and simmer until the soup is thick.
- Serve very hot.