Faki Soupa (Greek Lentil Soup)
- 3/4 cup brown lentils
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 (3 ounce) can tomato puree
- 8 ounces fresh tomatoes, peeled and seeded
- Good pinch of oregano
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 3/4 cups water
- Salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
- Cover lentils with cold water and bring to boil. Drain lentils and return to
the pan with 1 1/2 pints water, garlic, onion, tomato puree, fresh tomatoes, oregano
and olive oil. Bring to a boil and simmer until the lentils are soft.
- Remove from heat and blend, but stop blending before the mixture gets too smooth.
- Season to taste.
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