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Lentil Soup (Fakes)

Lentil Soup (Fakes)

You won’t believe how easy it is to make this hearty and heart-warming lentil soup. This ancient dish is full of nutrition especially iron and fiber. It is a very delicious vegetarian soup that can be eaten in the cold winter months or even a nice crisp spring day, with nice toasted bread and a splash of olive oil.  During Lent, in my family we abstain from eating meat so we tend eat a lot of delicious Fakes.

Lentil Soup (Fakes)
Φακές / Fakés

Ingredients
  • 1 pound lentils
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 can of tomato sauce (6 ounce)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium yellow onion finely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 2  medium carrots
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1\2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • vinegar (to taste)
Instructions
  1. Chop carrots, celery and onions.
  2. In a large soup pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, and celery; cook and stir until onion is tender.
  3. Stir in garlic, bay leaf, and oregano cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in lentils, and add water and tomatoes.
  5. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for at least 1 hour.
  6. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and vinegar if desired.
  • Servings: 4-6
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hour

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