Greek Lentil Soup (Fakes) Recipe
Fakes is a traditional staple of the Greek kitchen and an especially filling meal. It is traditionally served with a drizzle of olive oil and lots of vinegar.
This is possibly the best soup I've ever eaten in my entire life. I'm a big fan of soup and also lentils and I made this exactly according to the recipe except I added 1 stalk of celery to the starting mirepoix just because I have extra from a bunch I'm trying to use up, used a pretty sparing amount of salt (for me anyway) and it's absolutely divine. I actually can't believe how good something so simple is. It's also super easy to make. The hardest part of the whole recipe was the fact that I didn't have ground oregano or rosemary so I had to take the dried whole leave versions that I had in my pantry and grind them up. Thanks so much for this recipe! This is going in my regular rotation for sure.
outstanding! I've been looking for the lentil soup recipe my mom always made but couldn't find it because I thought it was an Italian recipe, turns out it is this recipe (minus the vinegar)! I'm so glad to have found it. It really is delicious. I didn't have any tomato paste so I just chopped up some tomatoes instead. YUMMY. THANK YOU!
This is a great cold weather soup. It's filling & delicious. I didn't have rosemary, so I omitted it, but stuck to the recipe other than that. I agree with other reviews I have read, the red wine vinegar & olive oil are a great addition to the soup. My husband typically frowns on lentils, but he ate every bite of his soup & kept saying how delicious it was! This is a keeper.
Didn't take very long to make, I doubled the recipe as it sounded very good, that without a doubt was, enjoying it with my wife and friend who BTW is Greek and we all agreed. The next day we ate it again, which after most soups, turned from very good to excellent. Thank you.
This Fakes recipe is super easy! Traditional, and very tasty ! I added a little bit more tomato paste and it is perfect! I always double up the recipe with the intention of freezing half (easy prep for my on the go lifestyle), however whenever my extended family gets wind that I've made it, there are never any left overs to freeze! This has become a staple in my home. I love that it's healthy and weight watchers friendly!
Love it! Very close to my giagias recipe! Only thing I added along with minced garlic I also put whole cloves of garlic as well. It is delicious!
This is an incredibly simple soup, but don't let that fool you! It is a hearty and very filling. I followed the recipe to the letter and it turned out amazing. I do believe the vinegar is key! It enhanced the flavors! I am putting this on my regular rotation.