Fakkes (Lentil Soup)

Garnish this soup with a few Kalamata olives and a splash of wine vinegar.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 1 hour 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. dried lentils, soaked overnight and drained
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and diced
  • 4 whole garlic cloves
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

  • Add lentils to large pot of boiling water. Boil 10 minutes; drain water. Add 6 pints fresh water; bring to boil.
  • Add onion, carrot, garlic, tomatoes, parsley, bay leaves, and olive oil to pot; cover and cook 1 hour, or until lentils are tender. Remove bay leaves and serve hot or cold.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. dried lentils, soaked overnight and drained
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and diced
  • 4 whole garlic cloves
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

  • Add lentils to large pot of boiling water. Boil 10 minutes; drain water. Add 6 pints fresh water; bring to boil.
  • Add onion, carrot, garlic, tomatoes, parsley, bay leaves, and olive oil to pot; cover and cook 1 hour, or until lentils are tender. Remove bay leaves and serve hot or cold.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories660
Total Fat28g
Saturated Fat4g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium25mg
Total Carbohydrate75g
Dietary Fiber28g
Sugars9g
Protein32g