Greek Style Lentil Soup Recipe

Posted by Kayla at

This is the perfect winter's day soup, it is super warming, healthy and delicious. Lentils are a great source of fibre which is awesome for your digestive health, and they are also a wonderful source of protein. Make a big batch one night and you can enjoy it for lunch whenever you feel like it! 

Serves 4

200g red lentils
40g olive oil
1 brown onion, finely diced
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 medium carrot, chopped
750ml water
¼ tsp dried oregano
2 bay leaves
250ml pureed tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 tsp red wine vinegar
Salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Wash the lentils thoroughly then place into a large pot with enough water to cover the lentils by 1 inch. Bring the water to the boil and cook until just tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and carrot and cook for 4 minutes until the onion has softened. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute.
  3. Add the cooked lentils, 750ml water, oregano and bay leaves. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in the pureed tomatoes and tomato paste and continue to simmer with the lid on for about 25-35 minutes until the lentils are soft, stirring occasionally. Add additional water if the soup becomes too thick before the lentils have finished cooking.
  5. Stir through the red wine vinegar and season with salt and pepper, to taste. You can also add in a squeeze of lemon!
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Kayla xx

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