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  Added: Jun 22, 2007  •  Visited (2474)  •  Print version Print this recipe (144)  •  eMail recipe eMail recipe  •  Write review  •  Not rated Rate this recipe
 
Lentil Soup
(Faki)
What You Need:
  • 1 pound lentils
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Bay leaf
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoons wine vinegar or lemon juice

  • How To Cook:
    1. Rinse lentils in cold water in colander; drain. Saute vegetables and garlic in olive oil for 2 to 3 minutes, until wilted.

    2. Add lentils and water along with tomato paste, parsley, and bay leaf.

    3. Bring to a boil and simmer covered 45 minutes, or until lentils are tender.

    4. In last 15 minutes of cooking add a big pinch of salt. Stir in vinegar before serving.

    VARIATION:
    1. One-half teaspoon oregano and ½ cup cooked tomatoes can be added just before soup is served.

    To Serve: 6 to 8
    This recipe is also available in:
    Cuisine » Europe » Greece
    Main Ingredient » Vegetables » Lentil
    Main Ingredient » Vegetables » Onion
    Main Ingredient » Vegetables » Celery
    Dish » Soup



     




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