Fakes is nutritious, filling and so simple to make. There are many versions of this Greek lentil soup and we like to include a little rice in our dish, as lentils and rice eaten together offer a good source of complete protein, fibre, iron and other essential minerals!
250 x grams brown lentils
8 x cups of water
1 x onion, finely chopped
2 x garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 x carrot, peeled and finely chopped
2 x celery sticks, finely chopped
1x bay leaf
3 x tomatoes, blended
2 x tablespoons rice
1/4x cup of olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon vinegar (optional)
-Wash lentils thoroughly and place in a pot with water covering them. Bring to a boil.
-Drain lentils and set aside in pot.
-Finely chop carrots, celery and onion.
-Place pot with lentils over medium heat and add water, tomatoes, celery, carrots, onion, garlic, rice, bay leaf and a drop of olive oil. Stir with a wooden spoon and allow to simmer (with the lid on) at low to medium heat for about 40 minutes.
-In the last few minutes of cooking add salt, pepper, remaining olive oil and vinegar.
-Stir well and serve.
*Recipe and Image by IN+SIGHTS GREECE © (Copyright)