Lentil Soup, Greek Style (Fakes)

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Lorraine M Sules

By
@LorraineM

This is a family favorite. Served with some grilled pita bread and a greek salad this is a most delicious meal.

Rating:
★★★★☆ 4 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr

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

How to Make Lentil Soup, Greek Style (Fakes)

Step-by-Step

  • 1Pick 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.
  • 2In a large pot add 1 tsp of the olive oil and saute celery, garlic, onions, and carrots, until tender, approx 5 minutes
  • 3Add Lentils, bay leaves, salt and pepper and 2 quarts of water. Bring to a boil and cover partially for 20 minutes.
  • 4Stir 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.
  • 5Remove 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.
    Kali Orexi (Hearty Appetite)

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About Lentil Soup, Greek Style (Fakes)

Course/Dish: Other Soups, Vegetable Soup
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy