Lentil Soup, Greek Style (Fakes)

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Serves: 8
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2 carrots, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 bay leaves
1 lb lentils
1 can(s) crushed tomatoes (28 ozs)
2-3 clove garlic, chopped
2 qt water
1/4 c olive oil
1/4 c red wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

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Lorraine M Sules Recipe
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White Plains, NY (pop. 56,853)
Member Since Aug 2011
Lorraine M's notes for this recipe:
This is a family favorite. Served with some grilled pita bread and a greek salad this is a most delicious meal.
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Pick over and wash the lentils. Put them in a large pot covered with water and bring to a boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and rinse Lentils and set aside.
In a large pot add 1 tsp of the olive oil and saute celery, garlic, onions, and carrots, until tender, approx 5 minutes
Add Lentils, bay leaves, salt and pepper and 2 quarts of water. Bring to a boil and cover partially for 20 minutes.
Stir in tomatoes and oil and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, partially covered and simmer for 30 minutes or until Lentils are tender.
Remove the bay leaves, add vinegar and adjust seasoning. Ladle into bowls and serve with crispy toasted pita bread.
*optional - drizzle a little bit of extra virgin olive oil on top of each bowl of soup. It adds such a beautiful flavor to the finished soup.
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user Maria * WWCook1 - Aug 31, 2013
From this authentic Greek lentil soup and your "Kali Orexi":)I figure you're of Greek origin! I'm American born of greek parents and live in Greece. This is exactly how I cook lentils. Mostly in the winter.
Thanks for posting and making my life easier:) cause my recipe is in greek and would have to translate it to post here:)
Take care and hope you enjoy a wonderful Labor Day weekend.
user Maria * WWCook1 - Aug 31, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

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