Mount Athos Monastery Lentil Soup – Fakes Soupa Aladotes

Lentil Soup

This is another simple soup recipe that I’ve made a couple of weeks ago. This lentil soup is full of flavor and filling.

This recipe serves 4 people but you can always double the portion as a make ahead meal for the week.

Prepare the ingredients

  1. Firstly, rinse the lentils. Then put them in a pan with water, and bring them to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes, then drain. To prevent lentils from darkening during cooking remember to discard the liquid.
  2. Process the canned tomatoes to a puree in a food processor.
  3. Slice the onion and garlic, then add them into a pan. Add about 6 tablespoons of water and cook until the water has evaporated and both onion and garlic have softened.
  4. Pour in 4 cups of water, then add the tomatoes, bay leaves, sugar, salt and pepper. Bring the soup to a boil.
  5. Add the lentils, lower the heat and cook for 30 to 60 mins, or until the lentils are tender.
  6. Stir in vinegar and oregano, then cook for a further 5 mins. Discard bay leaves before serving. I didn’t have red wine vinegar so I’ve used apple cider vinegar instead.
  7. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper, oregano and vinegar if you like. Serve hot.

Recipe Note:

I didn’t have red wine vinegar so I’ve substituted it with apple cider vinegar instead.

Cooking Equipment:

  • Bowls
  • Large heavy pot. I used a casserole pot
  • Knife
  • Wooden spoon for stirring
  • Food processor

Mount Athos Monastery Lentil Soup (Fakes Soupa Aladotes)

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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This lentil soup is easy to make with very few ingredients and some pantry staples. Serve hot with olives or pickled vegetables.

Adapted From: Greece, The Cookbook by Vefa Alexiadou [page 166]
Prepared By: Caroline|Sweetest Hour
Cuisine: Greek
Keywords: Greek soup recipe, Vegetarian, Vegan

Ingredients

  • Green Lentils : 500g
  • Onion : 1, Small
  • Garlic Cloves : 2
  • Fresh or Canned Tomatoes : 500g
  • Sugar : 1/2 Tsp
  • Bay Leaves : 2
  • Red Wine Vinegar : 1 Tbsp, plus extra for garnish
  • Dried Oregano : 1 Tsp, plus extra for garnish
  • Hot Water : 4 Cups + 6 Tbsp (to cook the garlic and onion)
  • Salt & Pepper : To Taste

Directions

  1. Firstly, rinse the lentils. Then put them in a pan with water, and bring them to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes, then drain. To prevent lentils from darkening during cooking remember to discard the liquid.
  2. Process the canned tomatoes to a puree in a food processor.
  3. Slice the onion and garlic, then add them into a pan. Add about 6 tablespoons of water and cook until the water has evaporated and both onion and garlic have softened.
  4. Pour in 4 cups of water, then add the tomatoes, bay leaves, sugar, salt and pepper. Bring the soup to a boil.
  5. Add the lentils, lower the heat and cook for 30 to 60 mins, or until the lentils are tender.
  6. Stir in vinegar and oregano, then cook for a further 5 mins. Discard bay leaves before serving.
  7. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper, oregano and vinegar if you like. Serve hot.

Nutrition Per Serving (Based on 4 servings):

NUTRITION INFORMATIONAVE QUANTITY PER SERVING
Calories418kcal
Protein32.1g
Fat (total)2.7g
– Saturated Fat0.4g
Carbohydrate53.8g
Sugars6.6g
Sodium94mg

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