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Greek Lentil Soup (Fakes Soupa)

Greek Lentil Soup (Fakes Soupa) is a hearty, healthy vegan soup packed with flavor from fresh herbs, tomatoes, and a generous amount of extra-virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar added at the end. Slow cooker optional!

Greek Lentil Soup (Fakes Soupa) is a hearty, healthy vegan soup packed with flavor from fresh herbs, tomatoes, and a generous amount of extra-virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar added at the end. Slow cooker optional!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Soak lentils in a large bowl or container covered with lots of water for 2-4 hours (or overnight). Drain and rinse well.
  2. Sauté the onions and celery in a large pot over medium-high heat in 1 tablespoon of olive oil until softened and beginning to brown (about 3 minutes).
  3. Add the garlic, sauté until fragrant (about 30 seconds).
  4. Pour in the red wine and stir, cooking until it has reduced by about half (about 2 minutes).
  5. Add the vegetable stock, tomatoes, bay leaves, herbs, salt, pepper, and soaked lentils.
  6. Stir, bring to a boil, cover, and simmer on low for 30 minutes, or until lentils are tender.
  7. Turn off heat and stir in the remaining 1/4 cup of extra-virgin olive oil and the red wine vinegar. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  8. Serve!

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Keywords: soup, lentils, legumes, vegetarian, vegan, crockpot, slow cooker, Mediterranean, gluten free