Lentil soup

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My family used to eat at a Greek restaurant often and some of us really enjoyed their lentil soup, my mother then managed to replicate it rather accurately, It is a vegetarian soup that would go great with some pita bread and a sandwich.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups brown lentils
  • 1 large potato
  • 2 carrots (or halved baby carrots)
  • 1 onion
  • 1/4 cups fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp Vinigar or lemon juice
  • Ground Pepper and Salt

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Procedure

  • Slice the onion into large chunks.
  • Saute onion chunks in a small amount of olive oil in a large pot (or if you prefer the low edges use a skillet)

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  • If you cooked the onions in a skillet like me go ahead and toss them into a large pot.
  • Add the 2 cups of brown lentils and 6 cups of water to the pot.

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  • Bring the contents of the pot to a boil.
  • While you are waiting on the Contents to boil go ahead and chop the Carrots into thick slices, the potato into large cubes, and chop the parsley up fine.
  • Once boiling add the rest of your carrots, potato, and parsley

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  • Once the potatoes and lentils are tender, you may salt and pepper to taste.

WARNING:(Don't salt the beans until they are done or it will make them tough.)

  • Just before serving, add a couple tablespoons of vinegar or lemon juice

Serving

Put it in a bowl and enjoy it, you may want to add more salt or pepper to it, and I find adding some more uncooked fresh parsley enhances the flavor. File:LSfinal.jpg