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Fakes - Greek Lentil Soup

What you need: 

2 cups brown or green lentils washed
1 large carrot
1 large stick celery including celery leaves
1 brown onion
1 large soft tomato
water to cover lentils
1/2 cup olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
dry chillie (optional)

What you do: 

1) Wash lentils in cold water.
2) Place washed lentils in pot with warm water and bring to boil.
3) Simmer for 10 min and then turn off heat and let lentils sit in hot water till you chop all ingredients.
4) Chop onion, carrot, celery & tomatoes into small pieces (around the same size as the lentils or a bit bigger).
5) Strain lentils and place back in pot.
6) Add chopped veggies, bay leaf, olive oil, salt & pepper & dry chillie (optional).
7) Cover with hot water and bring to boil.
8) Cover pot and simmer gently on med-low heat for around 40 min (stirring occasionally).
9) Take lid off and simmer for another 5-10 minutes until soup thickens.
10) Allow to cool a little and serve with a splash of white vinegar!
Kali Orexi!

Preparation Time: 
1 hour
Cooking Time: 
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Hi, I'm a new vegan, only about 2 weeks into it and now was the first time I had legumes! This recipe is quite hearty and I sure will be using it again.

I was worried I wouldn't have the same hues so I used two tbsps of tomato paste instead of just one tomato and it tasted alright.

I love how the chillie was making me sweat! lol


very nice!! i added more veggies also! yummy yummy


nice recipe, thanks. ;)b I put parsley instead of celery and wasn't that bad, too.  ^-^


This is one of my favorite greek recipes! Especially in the summer you can eat this soup cold and it tastes yummy! Just make sure you don't forget the vinegar. takes it to another level!!!

(by the way, I skip the dry chillie and put 2 cloves of garlic in the soup)


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