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    Greek Lentil Soup

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    1 hr 30 mins

    30 mins

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    Jenny Sanders's Note:

    This is a simple soup, delicious and bursting with nutrition. It can be made a day or two in advance, leaving out the pasta and Swiss chard. Just before re-heating the soup, add them in, so they retain their bite and colour.

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    1. 1
      Wash and pick over the lentils, and put them in a large soup pot with the water and bay leaves. Bring them to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
    2. 2
      Prepare the onions, celery and carrots, and sauté them in the olive oil until soft and slightly browned in spots. Add them to the lentils when the lentils are getting tender; after about 30 minutes of cooking.
    3. 3
      Dissolve the tomato paste in some of the soup water, and mix it into the soup. Add the salt, pepper and oregano.
    4. 4
      Cook the pasta in plenty of salted, boiling water until almost tender. Drain and add to the soup.
    5. 5
      Wash the Swiss chard well, and shred it finely. Add it to the soup, and simmer until the pasta is tender and the chard is bright green.
    6. 6
      If soup appears to be too dry at this time, add more liquid. (This should be a thick, stew-like soup, but, if heat is too high, there may be too much evaporation).
    7. 7
      When the soup is fully cooked, stir in 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice, or to taste.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 22, 2009


      Sooooooo good! This was very easy and I love how healthy it is. I added an extra 4 cups of water and didn't need to use as much oil simply because the skillet I used has a really good nonstick surface. It made so much I'm freezing the rest and plan to have it again later in the week. Thanks so much for a great recipe.

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    • on March 28, 2009


      This soup is fantastic. It was easy to prepare, and is healthy, filling and delicious. Also, if you cheat and used the pre-washed bagged kale, it is even easier! I served it for 50 people at a dinner at my church and they just loved it.

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    • on January 04, 2009


      This is a wonderful and extremely healthy and satisfying soup. It was easy to make. I used a bag of already chopped mixed greens (chard, spinach, kale, mustard etc) and that made it even easier.

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    Nutritional Facts for Greek Lentil Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (394 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 266.1
    Calories from Fat 67
    Total Fat 7.4 g
    Saturated Fat 1.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 717.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 37.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 16.6 g
    Sugars 4.9 g
    Protein 13.7 g

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    small whole wheat pasta shells

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