Fakes Lentil Soup

Recipe by Kefalonitissa
READY IN: 2hrs 15mins




  • First discard any unidentified objects from your lentils and then rinse.
  • 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.
  • Add the potato and tomatoes and sauté until the tomato releases some juices.
  • Next add the bay leaves and lentils. Stir and coat lentils with the juices. Add some more salt.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Also make sure to add more water if necessary as you are cooking, especially if the lentils thicken too soon.
  • Eat to the thickness of your liking.
  • A perfect condiment is a splash of vinegar and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.