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Greek Lentil Soup recipe (Fakes Soupa)

Greek Lentil Soup recipe (Fakes Soupa)

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  • Author: Eli K. Giannopoulos
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 40 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Boiled
  • Cuisine: Greek

Description

A traditional, creamy, healthy and delicious Greek lentil soup recipe. Prepare your lentil soup the traditional Greek way, with some fresh herbs, extra virgin olive oil, a splash of red wine vinegar and top with crumbled feta cheese!


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Ingredients

  • 500g brown lentils (1718 ounces)
  • 5 cups of water
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree (optional)
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. To prepare this Greek lentil soup recipe, start by washing the lentils thoroughly and let them soak in water for about 2 hours. If you like, you can skip this process by adding them into a deep pan along with some water and place over high heat. As soon as they come to the boil, drain them into a colander.
  2. Place a pan over medium-low heat and add the lentils, the water (warmed), the chopped onions, the chopped garlic and the bay leaves. Simmer with the lid on for about 25 minutes.
  3. Pour in the olive oil and the red wine vinegar, and season well with salt and pepper. If you prefer your Greek lentil soup to be ‘reddened’, then add 1 tablespoon of tomato paste.
  4. Boil the lentil soup for another 15 minutes, until it thickens and check out if they are done; keep in my mind that different kinds of lentils cook at different times.
  5. Serve this delicious Greek lentil soup with a splash of red wine vinegar and a drizzle of olive oil. Top with some crumbled feta cheese and enjoy!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 348kcal
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 301.8mg
  • Fat: 14.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 11.9g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 41.4g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 15.6g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: Greek lentil soup recipe, Fakes soupa