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Faki Soupa (Greek Lentil Soup)


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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Remove from heat and blend, but stop blending before the mixture gets too smooth.
  3. Season to taste.