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Greek Lentil Soup Recipe


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     Greek Lentil Soup

Category   Salads - Soups - Sidedishes
Sub Category   None
Servings   7 cups

8 cups boiling water
1 1/2 cups dried red lentils
2 cups onion
1 T. garlic, minced
1 T. minced fresh oregano
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup lemon juice
6 cups vegetable broth
2 cups tomatoes, seeded, diced
4 cups fresh spinach, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Pita Triangles and feta yogurt

1 SOAK lentils in the water in a large bowl. Cover and let stand 20 minutes, then drain and set aside. 2 SAUTE onion and garlic in oil in a large pot over medium-high heat until soft, 4-5 minutes. Add oregano and bay leaf;cook 1 minute. 3 DEGLAZE with lemon juice and reduce until nearly evaporated. Add broth and tomatoes, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes. Remove bay leaf. 4 STIR in lentils and simmer until lentils are soft but not mushy, about 10 minutes. Add spinach and cook 1 minute to wilt;season with salt and pepper.
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Pita Triangles and feta yogurt

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