Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Helen's Greek Lentils Recipe

Helen's  Greek  Lentil soup  recipe 


I know It's been a while since I last wrote any recipe blogs so here is today's

This is a very healthy and vegetarian dish  great for kids ,my grandson loves them!!

Now first of all lets get all the ingredients, you will need ....

2 cups  Lentils
2 cups  fresh  tomatoes /or canned
1 big onion
garlic
1 cup olive oil (maybe a little more )
salt /pepper to taste
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon vinegar
water
(you can also add carrots and potato cut into little cubes )


Lentils are really quiet easy to make first of all put your lentils on a plate or tray and sift through them to make sure there are no little stones ..believe me its worth checking iv'e found plenty

 ..Then put them in a pan cover with water about 2 in over .Put the pan on to boil .

 sometimes they cook really fast sometimes they don't mine took about 20 mins today ,after about 10-15 mins check if they are soft just by squeezing one with your fingers (be careful they are hot) you want them to be soft but not mushy.

once they are soft pour them carefully into a strainer over the sink and rinse .

 Next chop your onion and garlic
 put your pan back on the stove medium heat  and add the olive oil ,onion and garlic

let it brown lightly add your tomato and about another 2 cups of water  salt and pepper to taste and bay leaves .

Leave it for about 10 mins to boil ,Now add the boiled lentils to your tomato and the vinegar  let it all cook for about another 10 mins

 . That's it your done !!!


Lentils are really nice when served with a yummy salad with plenty of Greek feta cheese ...ENJOY !!!
if you have any questions please do comment below ...
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