Lentils are popular in many Mediterranean and Middle Eastern recipes
Greek Lentil Soup

One recipe that I think hits the mark and is great at this time of year is Greek Lentil Soup. My mother-in-law gave me this recipe. And, lucky you, I'm willing to share!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 8
Author: A. JoAnn
Ingredients
Ingredients:
  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 lb. bag dry lentils
  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 tbs.  tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tbs. or more oregano
  • Juice of 1 lemon about 4  tbs.
  • salt to taste
Instructions
Method:
  1. Rinse and drain lentils and clean out any pebbles, etc. Heat olive oil and saute onion and garlic briefly, then add lentils. Add water, tomato paste, oregano, and bay leaves. Bring pot to boil, then turn down to simmer until lentils are tender and ingredients have combined, about 1 -1 1/2 hours. Add lemon juice. Salt to taste.