Grecian Lentil Soup


1 Lb. Dried Lentils
1 Large Sweet Onion, chopped
6 Cloves Garlic, cleaned and finely chopped
1/3 Cup Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Dry White Wine
3/4 Cup Carrots, thinly sliced
1 28 Oz. Can Diced Tomatoes
2 Tsp. Garlic Powder
3 Tbsp. Dried Oregano
1 Tsp. Black Pepper
1 Tsp. Sea Salt
4 Quarts Water


Place the dried lentils in a large bowl. Sort through and remove any shriveled up lentils. Pour cold water over to cover lentils and let stand at least two hours.  Pour off water and rinse.
Clean the garlic and thinly dice;  chop the onion and thinly slice the carrots.  Place the vegetables in a large stock pot with the olive oil and sauté for 7 to 8 minutes.
Add the tomatoes and lentils.
Pour in water and add seasonings.  Turn heat to medium high and bring to a rolling boil, stirring frequently.   Cover and turn heat to medium low and cook for two hours, stirring occasionally.
Serve with a tossed green salad for a healthy, protein packed meal!
Serves 6 to 8


What comes to mind when you think of comfort food?  Home made soup is high on my list of foods that make you feel good!  Don’t panic!  I know the term home made soup is often fraught with images of hours in the kitchen and tons of ingredients.  Does not have to be the case!  This Greek Lentil Soup is so simple and is ready in about two hours, not including soak time.   Can be made ahead or on a weekend; just heat it up and serve with a tossed salad for a super healthy weeknight dinner!  Speaking of super healthy, did you know that lentils are not only economical, but full of protein, minerals and fiber?   There has been further evidence to suggest that lentils protect heart health!  Talk about a win win!  Low in calories, low in fat, high in protein, economical and they taste sooo good!  Although many do not feel the need to soak lentils as you would most other dried beans, I do.   Soaking lentils and any other dry bean will reduce the ill effects (as in gas) because soaking breaks down the particular sugar that causes it!  So, break out that stock pot and start cooking!   Your family will love my Greek Lentil Soup


8 Servings


Friday, March 16, 2018 - 1:03pm


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