Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This a simple recipe that I learned from watching my mother, Stamatina. This soup is rich in iron and taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. First discard any unidentified objects from your lentils and then rinse.
  2. In a large pot on medium high heat, you will add the olive oil, your onions and carrots. Season with salt and pepper and sauté until onions turn translucent.
  3. Add the potato and tomatoes and sauté until the tomato releases some juices.
  4. Next add the bay leaves and lentils. Stir and coat lentils with the juices. Add some more salt.
  5. Next add the tomato sauce (if you want the soup to have some body), garlic slices, and water. Make sure to completely submerge your lentils in the water.
  6. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium. Let it simmer covered for an hour and a half to 2 hours. Stir and season occasionally.
  7. Also make sure to add more water if necessary as you are cooking, especially if the lentils thicken too soon.
  8. Eat to the thickness of your liking.
  9. A perfect condiment is a splash of vinegar and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.


Most Helpful

It's good but it's not the taste I was looking for. I think that for me, there is too much tomatoes. Maybe I would try without the tomato sauce. It's a very healthy soup. Thanks :)

Boomette August 27, 2007

The BEST I've tried GREEK FAKES. Very tasty, good and healthy. I even whipped a bowl for my lil' one in the blender, and loved it! THANKS CHEF Kefalonitissa

iLuv2cook 2 November 29, 2006

Perfect with a small change it was exactly what I was looking for. I used a good quality tomato paste for the tomato sauce and less tomato (I used one or two canned stewed tomatoes, chopped, which are very small plum tomatoes) I used small green lentils, an unrefined extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. I served it with some more of the very good quality olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice. I will definitely be making this again.

UmmBinat January 09, 2011

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