Lentil Soup Recipe

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Lentil Soup Recipe

This Greek Lentil Soup recipe is a very popular Greek dish, usually enjoyed in the winter time. Lentils are very nutritious containing the third highest level of proteins, high in fiber, iron, vitamins, minerals and magnesium.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lentils
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 3 celery stalks chopped
  • 2 small carrots chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1/2 cup red wine or vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil

Instructions

  • Soak the lentils overnight; wash and drain them.
  • Saute all ingredients, except wine or vinegar and lentils, with olive oil in a heavy soup pot.
  • Add lentils and enough water to cover the lentils, stir, bring to boil,then reduce heat and simmer covered for about 45 minutes.
  • While cooking, check periodically to see that the water always cover the lentils.
  • When the lentils are tender, add salt and pepper to taste and wine or vinegar (the Greeks prefer the vinegar).
  • Serve with Greek bread and boiled greens with olive oil and lemon juice.

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