Recipe for Fakes Soupa – Greek Style Lentil Soup
Fakes (lentils) are a staple in the Greek kitchen. Fakes soupa is traditionally served with a drizzle of olive oil and lots of vinegar to give the lentils extra flavor.
Lentil Soup Ingredients:
- 1/2 lb. lentils
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 whole garlic cloves, peeled
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 tablespoons vinegar
- Parsley, to garnish (if desired)
Directions to Prepare Greek Lentil Soup:
Wash the lentils and soak in warm water for 2 hours. Drain and set aside
Add olive oil to a large stock pot. Saute onions on medium-high heat for 5 minutes, or until the onions soften and become glassy. Add 6 cups water, garlic cloves, lentils, salt, and bay leaf to the stock pot.
Cover the pot and bring the mixture to a boil on medium heat. Set the heat to low and simmer the soup for 45 minutes. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish it with a sprinkle of vinegar, if desired. You may also garnish each bowl with some chopped, fresh parsley if desired.
** This recipe contains olive oil, so this recipe won’t be suited for a strict fast.
This post was written by GreekBoston.com