Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Cypriot Sour Lentil Soup (Fakes Xithati) (Vegan) Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Cypriot Sour Lentil Soup (Fakes Xithati) (Vegan)

    Cypriot Sour Lentil Soup (Fakes Xithati) (Vegan). Photo by magpie diner

    1/4 Photos of Cypriot Sour Lentil Soup (Fakes Xithati) (Vegan)

    more photos

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 40 mins

    10 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    UmmBinat's Note:

    With gluten free option. This is a delicious lentil soup we enjoy with a side of fresh salad as a light meal. From the Complete Middle East Cookbook by Tess Mallos, Cyprus section.

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note


    Serves: 6



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Pick over lentils and wash in several changes of cold water. Drain.
    2. 2
      Put lentils in a large pot with 8 cups water, spring onion, garlic if used, olive oil and parsley.
    3. 3
      Bing to a boil, cover pan and simmer on low heat for 1 hour or until lentils are soft.
    4. 4
      Put 1/4 cup water and flour in a screw top jar, seal and shake until thoroughly combined. This prevents lumps forming. pour this gradually into the boiling soup, stirring constantly until thickened slightly.
    5. 5
      Add vinegar, sea salt and pepper to taste. Return to the boil and boil gently for 5 minutes. Serve with wedges of fresh lemon to squeeze onto individual portions and a fresh salad if wished.

    Browse Our Top Lentil Recipes

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 02, 2012


      I almost gave this recipe 4 stars, but I will blame it on the fact that I realized after starting the recipe that I had no red wine vinegar- just white, balsamic and rice. I made a mixture of the three and added a spoonful of sugar, hoping to imitate the flavor of red wine vinegar. I found it to be good, but missing something (a few dashes of seasoning liquid fixed it). Overall, a VERY easy and refreshing recipe, that probably would have been much better if I had checked my pantry before starting to cook. Thanks for posting! Made for February 2012 NA*ME Tag.

      person found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on March 29, 2011


      This soup really grew on me! It's so easy to prepare and the consistency is fantastic. I wasn't sure about just boiling the onions and garlic etc, but it worked out very nicely. I was also unsure about using that much vinegar, but it really mellows and adds a nice spark of flavour. For me I agree, the garlic is a must, as is the parsley. It's a very light tasting, satisfying soup that I found really benefited from sitting for a few hours or overnight to give time for the flavours to marry. Made for Veg*n swap March 2011. Thanks UmmBinat!

      person found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on September 19, 2010


      Nice! Very simple and tasty. I haven't cooked with lentils for awhile so I was glad to have the opportunity. I made half a recipe. I used curly parsley since that's what they had, and I used extra garlic since I didn't want to halve the clove of garlic for the smaller batch (that's an excuse; I like garlic...) I have enough left to bring to work a couple of days; I think I'll add some lemon juice for that. Made for September 2010 Veg'n Swap.

      person found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

    Read All Reviews (4)


    Nutritional Facts for Cypriot Sour Lentil Soup (Fakes Xithati) (Vegan)

    Serving Size: 1 (433 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 348.8
    Calories from Fat 114
    Total Fat 12.7 g
    Saturated Fat 1.7 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 18.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 42.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 20.3 g
    Sugars 1.9 g
    Protein 17.1 g

    Ideas from

    Advertisement Network of Sites

    • Mexican Recipes
    • Chinese Recipes
    • Australian Recipes
    • Breakfast Recipes
    • Greek Recipes
    • Restaurant Recipes
    • Italian Recipes
    • Christmas Recipes
    • Thanksgiving Recipes
    • Southern Recipes
    • Dessert Recipes
    • Deep Fried Recipes
    • Thai Recipes
    • Low Cholesterol Recipes
    • Indian Recipes
    • Healthy Recipes
    • Meatloaf Recipes