Simple lentil soup
  • 250g / 8.8 oz. / ½ cup lentils
  • 1L / 4 cups water (750ml / 3½ cups if you're using a pressure cooker)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, grated (or 2 tbsp canned chopped tomatoes)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1½ tbsp vinegar (or more, to taste)
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  1. Optional: sort your lentils to make sure there aren’t any small stones left. Rinse the lentils and let them soak for a couple of hours in lukewarm water before cooking.
  2. Put all the ingredients together in a saucepan and cook for 45mn to 1 hour over medium heat, until the lentils are cooked.
  3. If you use a pressure cooker, the soup will be ready in 20 minutes.
  4. I serve mine with a handful of plum black olives, such as Volos.
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