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Lentils are so nutritional as they contain a great source of protein, iron, fibre, magnesium and folate.

Fakes (Greek lentil soup) is both lent friendly and vegan, making it a fantastic dish for those who are looking to eat something simple and tasty.

Makes 6 soup bowls 


– 250 grams brown lentils
– 8 cups of water
– 1 x red onion, finely chopped
– 2 x garlic cloves, finely chopped
– 1 x carrot, peeled and grated
– 2 x celery sticks, finely chopped
– 1/4 cup of parsley, finely chopped
– 1 x bay leaf
– 3 x tomatoes, grated
– 1/4 cup of olive oil
– salt and pepper to taste
– 1 x tablespoon vinegar (optional)


– Wash lentils thoroughly and place in a pot with covering water and bring to a boil.
– Drain lentils and set aside.
– Finely chop celery, onion, parsley and garlic.
– Grate tomatoes and carrot.
– Place pot over medium heat and add water, lentils, tomatoes, celery, carrots, garlic and bay leaf. Stir with a wooden spoon and allow to simmer with the lid on for about 25 minutes.
– Pour in olive oil, salt, pepper and vinegar (optional) stir again and cook on medium heat, with lid on for another 40 minutes, or until it thickens.


This post was last modified on August 9, 2017 7:59 pm

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