Lentil Soup (Fakes)

Explore how you can make your own homemade Lentil Soup at home, easily and quickly! You can find the best quality green lentils at our shop!

Healthy, easy and extra comforting, fakes are no doubt a trademark dish that has nourished generations! As with most legume recipes, this soup is very healthy, full of plant-based protein and dietary fiber. It is also naturally vegan and a great example of the simplicity of the Mediterranean cuisine. This recipe shows us how a small bunch of humble ingredients can result in a very comforting and great tasting dish.

Ingredients you will need:

  • 250g lentils
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 pinch of chili flakes
  • 400g canned tomatoes
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube
  • 1 1/2 litre of water
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

Ingredients you will need to serve:

  • Slices of bread
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 5 sprigs of thyme
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of vinegar
  • Salt-cured anchovies
  • Olives
  • Or whatever else you like!

The steps:

  • Rinse the lentils and drain.
  • Place a large pot over medium heat.
  • Coarsely chop the onion and add them to the pot along with the olive oil.
  • Chop the carrots and celery into small slices.
  • Add them to the pot and sauté for 3-5 minutes, until they soften.
  • Thinly slice the garlic and add to the pot along with the bay leaves, chili flakes and cumin.
  • Stir and add the lentils, chopped tomatoes and vegetable stock.
  • Cover the pot and simmer for 45 minutes over medium to low heat.
  • When ready, add the salt. (The salt is not added at the beginning so that the lentils don’t harden.)
  • Cut 4 slices of bread from the country loaf.
  • Place a grill pan over high heat.
  • Add the slices of bread, olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme. Toast until golden on both sides.
  • Serve the lentils in a serving bowl and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of vinegar.
  • Serve the toasted bread, anchovies and olives on the side.
  • Enjoy your nutritious lentil soup!