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Greek Lentil Soup

This comforting, rustic Greek soup is nutritious and easy to make. Recipe source: Allrecipes

Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Servings: 4
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  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried Oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried Rosemary
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cups Dry Brown Lentils
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 medium Onion, minced
  • 1 large Carrot, diced
  1. Place lentils in a large saucepan and add enough water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, onion and carrot. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add lentils, 4 cups water, oregano, rosemary and bay leaves. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in tomato paste and season with salt and pepper. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until lentils have softened, about 30-40 minutes.
  5. Add additional water if the soup becomes too thick. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive oil and red wine vinegar to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup % Daily Value
Calories 268
Fat 4 g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.6 g 3%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 57 mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 42 g 15%
Fiber 20 g 71%
Sugars 4 g
Protein 16 g 32%
Ingredient Nutrition Info

Cooked lentils are rich in folate and iron.

Garlic contains vitamin B6, manganese and phosphorus.

Onions are a good source of vitamin C and vitamin B6.

Carrots are a good source of vitamins A, K and B6.

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