Thursday 21 November 2013

Lentil Soup - Faki

Faki - Greek Lentil Soup

Now that it's getting cold, there's nothing like a good wholesome soup to warm you up in your campervan. 
One cup of green lentils
2 carrots
1 onion
3 spoons of garlic
2 bay leaves
one heaped teaspoon of Salt
Two fresh ripe tomatoes or a tin of peeled tomatoes
Olive oil

Boil the lentils in a pot for about 5 minutes.
Drain the water
Add 4 cups of fresh water
Add all the ingredients except the olive oil.
Close the pressure-cooker and once in pressure cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
Add fresh olive oil and serve.

If no pressure cooker is available, depending on the variety of lentils you may have to cook for about 30 minutes and you may have to add a little more water.

Serve with fresh bread, feta cheese, olives, pickled vegetables etc.

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