Faki (Hellenic Lentil Soup)
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Faki (Hellenic Lentil Soup)
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Last updated 6/12/2012 12:55:08 AM. Recipe ID 17036. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Faki (hellenic lentil soup)
 Categories: Diabetic, Soups/stews, Vegetarian, Main dish, Crockpot
      Yield: 8 Servings
      1 c  Lentils
      1 md Onion; chopped
      2    Garlic cloves; up to 3
      1    Celery stalk; chopped
      3    Plum tomatoes, fresh; and
           -juices -OR-
      5    -Italian type plum tomatoes
      1    Bay leaf
      4    Parsley sprigs
           Mint, fresh; basil or other
           -favorite herb
    1/4 c  Olive oil
      1 pn -Salt
      1 pn -Pepper
      3 tb Vinegar
           Oregano, dried; for garnish
  "This recipe also appeared in my cookbook, The Food of Greece".
  Wash lentils in a soup pot. Cover with 8 cups of cold water, and
  bring to a boil. Cover the pot, turn off the heat, and let stand for
  an hour. Bring to a boil, and stir in the onion, garlic and celery.
  Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Add the tomatoes. bay leaf, parsley,
  your favorite herb and half the oil. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring
  occasionally. Add enough water to make 8 cups. Remove the bay leaf.
  Season the soup, and add the remaining oil. Taste, and adjust the
  seasonings. Serve hot with the vinegar and garnished with oregano,
  rubbed between your palms.
  Nutrients for 3/4 cup Calories: 129 Exchanges: 1 starch/bread; 1 fat
      g                mg carbohydrate: 13 potassium: 282.5 protein: 5
  sodium: 21 fat: 7 cholesterol: 0 fiber: 2.5

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Recipe ID 17036 (Apr 03, 2005)

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