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Greek Lentil Soup (Fakes)

Greek Lentil Soup (Fakes)

By: Lee Holmes

This Greek lentil soup or fakes is a classic and comforting dish highlighting natural flavours and simple ingredients.



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  • 1 cup dried green or brown lentils
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1 tin tomatoes, diced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, to garnish


  • Rinse the lentils and set aside.
  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until translucent.
  • Add the carrot and celery and sauté for a few mins until softened.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, vegetable broth or water, dried oregano, salt and pepper and stir. Bring to a boil.
  • Add the lentils. Reduce the heat to low, cover and let simmer for 30-40 mins, or until the lentils are tender and cooked through. Stir occasionally.
  • Once the lentils are cooked, adjust the seasoning and add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • Serve the Greek Lentil Soup hot, garnished with fresh parsley.


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Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.

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