ancient greek soup

Also known as Fakes Soupa. This soup has very few ingredients and is pretty easy to make. Despite it’s minimal components it comes out the gate with great nutrition and some really fantastic flavour.

This dish goes way back to the ancient Greeks whose diet consisted of loads of legumes as a staple as well as garlic, onions and bay leaves, all favoured because of their multiple health benefits.

I’m really excited about this recipe, it is incredibly affordable and is perfect for a healthy and cheap meal. It is also crazy delicious!

Ancient Greek Soup

What you’ll need:

250 g                     brown or green lentils

1                             white onion, diced

2                              large cloves of garlic, diced

3                              fresh bay leaves

50 ml                     olive oil

A drizzle of red wine vinegar to serve

Fakes Soupa

How to do it:

  1. In a medium pot, add the lentils and about 1 liter of water. Bring to the boil and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Strain the lentils, place them back in the pot with fresh water. Fill the water until about 5cm above the lentils.   
  3. Bring to a boil, add the onion, garlic and bay leaves. Season lightly with salt and pepper and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for +- 60 minutes until the lentils are soft and the soup is aromatic.
  4. When the soup has reduced a bit, drizzle in the olive oil while stirring, continue to stir for about 8 minutes. The soup will thicken a bit.
  5. Serve with a drizzle of red wine vinegar, some olive oil and some chopped olives or feta.
Heart winter meal ahead!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did. And as always, if you give it a try drop me a message and let me know how it turned out! Or tag me in your creations on Instagram @ninarlasvegas.

If you’re looking for more winter warmers how about trying my:

Traditional Boontjiesop

Hearty Tomato Soup

Roasted Red pepper and Red Quinoa soup

Happy cooking!

xx

N

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