Lentil Soup, Greek Style (Fakes)

Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
Serves: 8
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Ingredients

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
Lightly Salted
White Plains, NY (pop. 56,853)
LorraineM
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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Directions

1
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.
2
In a large pot add 1 tsp of the olive oil and saute celery, garlic, onions, and carrots, until tender, approx 5 minutes
3
Add Lentils, bay leaves, salt and pepper and 2 quarts of water. Bring to a boil and cover partially for 20 minutes.
4
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.
5
Remove the bay leaves, add vinegar and adjust seasoning. Ladle into bowls and serve with crispy toasted pita bread.
6
*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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