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Greek Lentil Soup

Prep time
5 mins
Entrée | Soups
Recipe adapted from American Wholefoods Cuisine ©2006 by Nikki and David Goldbeck


A delicious meal in a bowl.


2 Tolive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 clvgarlic, minced
2 cdried lentils, picked over and rinsed
8 cwater, chicken or vegetable broth
2 cdiced tomatoes
1 tdried oregano
1 bay leaf
2 tsalt


Heat oil in large soup pot; add onions and celery and sauté until onion is translucent. Stir in garlic and cook a minute more. Stir in lentils, liquid, tomatoes, oregano and bay leaf. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, partially covered until the lentils are tender, 35-45 minutes. Add salt, spinach and rice or pasta and cook until all is tender. If the soup is too thick, add some additional broth. Just before serving stir in lemon juice or vinegar.