{recipe} Greek Lentil Soup (fakes)

This soup is a long standing family favourite. A traditional Greek soup enjoyed any time, but also eaten during Lent,  pronounced  far-kes, which means lentils. :)
I don't think it's a very "pretty" soup, but it is really tasty and is a meal on it's own.
Sometimes I just throw all these ingredients into the slow cooker in the morning and leave it on till dinner time.
Firstly, add about a cup of dried green lentils to a pot and cover with water. Bring to the boil for 5 minutes, then drain off water (this gets rid of the frothy scum that sometimes floats on top that can make you  get the farts...hehe) Add drained lentils back to pot.
Chop some celery

Dice a few carrots

And some onions
Add them to the pot with the lentils.
Then cover with water and bring to the boil, meanwhile adding about 1-2 tablespoons of tomato paste and a teaspoon of crushed garlic then stir.
Turn down and allow to simmer till all the vegetables and the lentils are tender. Sometimes I need to add more water if it looks like its getting too thick.
Season with salt (pepper if you like too)
This is a really important step and what, I think, makes this soupAdd a splash or two of white vinegar and some good olive oil (extra virgin if you've got it).
I like to serve it  with crusty bread. I usually put olive oil, salt and vinegar on the table so everyone can "adjust" the soup to their liking.
This soup is even better the next day.




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Comments

  1. looks awesome, i'll bookmark this one for sure!

    em xo

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    xo em

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  3. Yum! I will hold onto this for next winter! ;-) Sounds simple and a nice switch from my French recipe. Thanks! ~ osc

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  4. I'll be making this one for sure! Thanks Marnie xx

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  5. Good one Marnie. I love lentils, especially in a soup and this one sounds good.

    Thanks.

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  6. This soup looks delish! Thanks for stopping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and joining the party.

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