RECIPE TITLE "Greek Lentil Soup" recipe Copyright © 2004 Healthnotes, Inc. All rights reserved. www.healthnotes.com, courtesy of vitacost.com
Servings: 8, Yield: 16 cups (4L)--- easy
Lentils combine with Greek herbs (oregano and mint) for a delicious soup the whole family will enjoy. Serve with pita or flat bread.
- 1 Tbsp (15mL) olive oil
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup (75g) celery, chopped
- 1 cup (150g) carrots, finely chopped
- 1 1/2 cups (270g) onion, chopped
- 8 cups (2L) water
- 3 cups (720mL) beef broth, (canned or made with bouillion)
- 2 cups (510g) lentils, uncooked, rinsed and drained
- 14 1/2 ounces (410g) tomatoes, stewed, chopped (one 14.5-ounce can)
- 1/2 tsp (1g) oregano
- 1/2 tsp (1g) dried mint leaves, (optional)
- 1/2 tsp (3g) salt
- 1/2 tsp (2g) black pepper, freshly ground
- 10 ounces (285g) frozen spinach, chopped, thawed
In a large soup pot, heat olive oil and sauté garlic, celery, carrots and onions for about 5 minutes, until softened. Add water, broth and lentils. Bring to a boil over high heat.
Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer 45 minutes until lentils are tender, stirring occasionally.
Add chopped tomatoes and juice along with the seasonings (oregano, mint, salt, and pepper). Add spinach and simmer uncovered for another 15–20 minutes
| Nutrition Facts
Total Fat: 2g
% Calories from fat: 8%
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