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Hey! This is good! I cut the salt to 2 tsp, and used a strongly flavored Kalamata olive oil (from Trader Joe's). By the way, 1 lb lentils is about 2.25 cups.

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Bjartmarr October 28, 2004

Loved this lentil soup. My 13 year old son can't get enough of it. I've made this a couple of times now and just tried freezing half which worked out well also.

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LisaSharon October 07, 2010

we loved this easy to throw together soup which i made on the stovetop! i mixed brown and red lentils, otherwise followed this recipe except for adding a bit less oil. the balsamic lends a deep flavor that brings it all together. i have a feeling i'll be making this alot this winter

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chia September 21, 2003

I thought this soup was delicious. This was better the next day. I used less olive oil and slightly less salt. I served it with additional red wine vinegar at the table. I will make this again.

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Anna T April 03, 2004

Lovely soup for warming the body during winter. I always have the ingredients on hand, and have made it a couple of times, and passed the recipe around to friends. I find I can make it on my stove top in a little short of two hours, and it doesn't need much supervision.

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Brynhild February 23, 2004

Excellent soup which I did in the crockpot. Common ingredients which suited my pantry, and dead easy. We all enjoyed this including my 2 year old who had no qualms whatsoever about wolfing it down. Definite keeper.

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Missy Wombat September 13, 2003

I love Greek lentil soup and wanted to replicate a local greek church's takeout soup and this will satisfy my cravings....I used french green lentils and forgot to add the barley and totally enjoyed this soup.

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karen in tbay March 25, 2012

This is a good lentil soup. I used the crockpot option - so easy. I like that the lentils were not completely disintegrated. My daughter likes to have the lentils be recognizable. We served it with Feta cheese so I went easy on the salt. It's also good with a squeeze of fresh lemon, if you don't want to add cheese. I will make this again. Thank you.

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Nado2003 May 29, 2009

this recipe was excellent! i put in my crock pot - and set it on high for 3 hrs. and then 1 hr more after the vinegar. These were definitely the best lentils we've ever had! thanks we'll definitely be making these again.

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TinyPawz March 08, 2009

Wow! What a simple, yet complex soup. My kids loved it and added it to their ever growing collection of favorites. The barley gave a nice chewy texture. We will definitely be making this again.

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Cookin'-4-5 November 19, 2008
Ev's Lentil Soup (Greek - Fakess)