1In a large soup pot heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions, carrots,and celery. cook and stir until onion is tender.
2Then stir in garlic and bay leaf and oregano and basil. cook for about 2 minutes.
3Stir in lentils,[ which have been rinsed] add water and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for at least 1 hour or so until lentils are soft but still have a little bite to them. Stir in chopped spinach and some salt and pepper few minutes before getting to serve.ready to serve