Sunday, July 28, 2019

Spanaki Me Faki (Spinach and Lentil Soup)

Next to lamb and feta cheese, nothing is more "Greek" than lentil soup.  Every Greek mom makes a type of lentil soup for her family.  This one is a variation on the norm.  Usually, lentils are cooked with a bit of onion, celery, and carrot, maybe a tomato.  This one is more of a spinach soup with some lentils.  Here goes...  This is a super easy recipe.

½ lb dried lentils, washed
4 cups water
1 lb fresh spinach
¼ cup olive oil
1 bunch green onions
2 cloves garlic sliced
salt and pepper

Soak lentils for about an hour in warm water.
Drain and transfer to soup pot.  Add 4 cups of water.  Bring to a boil, lower heat, cover and cook until soft, about 30 minutes.

As the lentils cook, wash the spinach, remove the course stems, and cut in half.  Let drain in a colander.  Also, prep the green onions and garlic.
 Heat olive oil in a pan and sauté the green onion and garlic until soft.

It may seem like a lot of oil, but we’re trying to flavor the oil here. 

Add it to the cooked lentils. Oil and all, Also, add spinach and cook for about 15 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper. 

That's some good eatin'..

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